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. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The famed John Cheever short story appeared in the New Yorker and people talked. Now there will be talk again. When you sense this man's vibrations and share his colossal hang-up . . . will you see someone you know, or love? When you feel the body-blow power of his broken dreams, will it reach you deep inside, where it hurts? When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
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Did You Know?
Filmed in the summer of 1966 but not released until 1968. See more
At the Binswangers, a man climbs to the top of the cover over the pool and falls in, yet is not in the pool in the next shot where Ned is looking in the direction of the pool. See more
Where have you been keeping yourself?
Oh, here and there. Here and there.
Referenced in Charade
"Send for Me in Summer"
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more