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Swan Song (1980)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 8 February 1980
A champion skier who pulled out of the Olympic games because of a mysterious illness decides to make a comeback.

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Jesse Swan
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Bob Loomis
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Anna
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Jack McCauley
Leonard Mann ...
Pietro Durni
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George
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Adolfo
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Bergstrom
Robert P. Beattie ...
Siskin
Geoffrey Binney ...
Jerry
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Karen
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Mitch (as Bob Hastings)
Shelley Smith ...
Sheila
Michael Thoma ...
Michael
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Karl
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A champion skier who pulled out of the Olympic games because of a mysterious illness decides to make a comeback.

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Jesse's (David Soul) line "They haven't invented the hard time that I ain't prepared to handle" is almost exactly the same as Beedan's (Dennis Haysbert) line "There ain't been a hard time invented that I cannot handle" in Heat (1995), also written by Michael Mann. A variation of the line is also found in The Jericho Mile (1979) when Murphy (Peter Strauss) says "Are you gonna tell me they invented a hard time you can't handle?" The Jericho Mile was also written and directed by Mann. The line is also used by Gina (Saundra Santiago) in an episode of Miami Vice (1984) (Miami Vice: Give a Little, Take a Little (1984)) and by Julie Torello (Darlanne Fluegel) in the pilot episode of Crime Story (1986); both shows were executive produced by Mann. See more »

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Downhill racer

One more film about ski, but instead of Bob Redford, you have David - Hutch - Soul. You will find in this TV feature the usual scheme of sport, former champion, comeback, love story, and of course rivalry between champs, and not only because of sport. No real surprise, but if you love mountain in winter, ski, etc, you will love it, or at least appreciate this pure family and home entertainment. Amusing, the trivia lines above. Of course I did not notice the Michael Mann's sentences, although I saw all of the HEAT director's films. David Soul is convincing in the main role. And Slim Pickens a moving character.

But everything is predictable, I warn you. Perfect Sunday afternoon entertainment for the whole family.


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