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 <email@example.com>
When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
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Did You Know?
According to multiple biographies of Burt Lancaster
, Barbara Loden
's scene with Lancaster was reshot with Janice Rule
as Loden's performance had overpowered him in the scene. Using Rule, whose performance was less powerful than that of Loden, restored balance to the scene. 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 Charade
"Send for Me in Summer"
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more