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>
Burt Lancaster hits the screen with a bolt of personal drama as "The Swimmer"
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Did You Know?
Sam Spiegel and Frank Perry's first choice for the lead was William Holden, who turned it down as did Paul Newman and Glenn Ford before Lancaster, who was eager to play the role, was ultimately cast. See more
At the Binswangers, when he is pushed, Ned's positioning in the close-up does not match the other shots. See more
Where have you been keeping yourself?
Oh, here and there. Here and there.
Referenced in Undercover X
"Send for Me in Summer"
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more