The Swimmer

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The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster
The Swimmer is a swimming movie and a 1968 American film directed by Frank Perry and starring Burt Lancaster, with Janet Landgard and Janice Rule in featured roles. The surreal, allegorical tale is based on the 1964 short story by John Cheever, adapted by Eleanor Perry, the director's wife.

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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.

Swimming

The Swimmer was listed as one of the Great Movies for Open Water Swimmers by the World Open Water Swimming Association and the Daily News of Open Water Swimming.

The Swimmer (short film)

The Swimmer is a short film edited, written, narrated and scored by Simon Banthorpe.

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