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
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When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
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Did You Know?
The film was made and released about four years after its source short story of the same name by John Cheever
had been first published in 1964 in 'The New Yorker' magazine on 18th July and then later in the same year in the short story compendium "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow". 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.
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Send for Me in Summer
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more