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Alex (1992)

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Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren A Jackson ...
Alex Archer (as Lauren Jackson)
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Mr. Jack
Josh Picker ...
Andy
Cathy Godbold ...
Maggie Benton
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Mrs. Benton
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Mr. Archer
May Lloyd ...
Mrs. Archer
Patrick Smith ...
Mr. Benton
Rima Te Wiata ...
Female Commentator
Mark Wright ...
Male Commentator
Grant Tilly ...
Mr. Upjohn
Greg Johnson ...
Male Journalist
Alison Bruce ...
Female Journalist
Kim Hanson ...
Julia
Vicky Burrett ...
Gran
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Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes piano and ballet lessons to go with a full school workload. To make the Olympics, her ultimate dream, she must not only overcome a formidable foe, but also the death of her boyfriend. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Drama | Sport

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7 May 1993 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Alex: The Spirit of a Champion  »

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The film's producers planned to make a sequel, which would follow Alex's adventures in Rome. See more »

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References Breaking Away (1979) See more »

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Do You Wanna Dance
Written by ;Bobby Freeman (as Robert Freeman)
Warner Chappell Music
Performed by Paul Greene
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Beautiful, Bold and down-right Brilliant!
6 October 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a sensational movie for a number of reasons. The most notably is the fact that it is not some Hollywood teen flick, it was made in New Zealand has has a very New Zealand feel to it. It follows very closely in plot that of the book 'Alex' writen by Tessa Duder and does it real justice. It is an excellent film for anyone and especially for anyone who has ever had to wake up at four in the morning to swim laps of a pool or who knows how it feels to loose a loved one. A truely great film.


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