The Swimmer

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The Swimmer

connecticut swimming pool neighbor swimmer based on short story pool party

The Swimmer

Release Date: August 09, 1968

Year    :   1968
Slogan    :   «When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Horizon Pictures
Director    :   Frank Perry
Producers    :   Sam Spiegel, Roger H. Lewis, Joseph Manduke, Florence Nerlinger, Frank Perry
Writers    :   John Cheever, Eleanor Perry
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Well-off ad man Ned Merrill is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures.

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