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The Swimmer

The Swimmer(1968)

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Brief Synopsis

A tortured man reflects on past mistakes while "swimming" home through his neighbors'''' pools.

Cast & Crew

Frank Perry Director
Burt Lancaster Ned Merrill
Janet Landgard Julie Hooper
Janice Rule Shirley Abbott
Tony Bickley Donald Wersterhazy
Marge Champion Peggy Forsburgh
Nancy Cushman Mrs. Halloran
Bill Fiore Howie Hunsacker
John Garfield Jr. Ticket seller
Kim Hunter Betty Graham
Rose Gregorio Sylvia Finney
Charles Drake Howard Graham
Bernie Hamilton Chauffeur
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  New York opening: 15 May 1968
Release Date:  1968 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Horizon Dover, Inc.
Duration(mins):  94 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Burt Swims The Pool of Life

    Tawny 2016-10-27

    I remember watching this film years ago and couldn't get it out of my mind. Never was a big fan of Burt Lancaster, but here he taps into something... MORE>

  • the swimmer

    kevin sellerss 2015-01-14

    Most scenes go on for too long (indeed the film could easily be cut by thirty min) and the screenplay is over written (Eleanor Perry does not have the... MORE>

  • "When I was a kid, I used to believe in things"

    Jeff Boston 2013-11-27

    Lancaster's character goes on a personal journey to cleanse his soul via a long stretch of swimming pools in a mostly well-to-do WASP area of... MORE>