The Swimmer

Shown by AB on or about October 17th 2018

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Burt Lancaster's finest performance.

On an idyllic afternoon in a wealthy suburb in Connecticut, Ned has the marvellous idea of swimming his way home via all his neighbours' pools. We begin to realise the neighbours know something about Ned of which he seems to be oblivious.

Not a hit at the time, perhaps because it was way ahead of its time; unusual in subject and style. 

• Directed by Frank Perry in 1968.   More …

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