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Alex (1992)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  7 May 1993 (New Zealand)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Lauren A Jackson ...
Alex (as Lauren Jackson)
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Mr. Jack
Josh Picker ...
Andy
Cathy Godbold ...
Maggie (as Catherine Godbold)
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Mrs. Benton (as Elizabeth Hawthorn)
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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 Journo
Alison Bruce ...
Female Journo
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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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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A film made with extreme attention to Order
12 April 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

The story was good. The acting was stiff. But the photography was amazing. I happened to see this movie at the height of the "shaky handheld telephoto camera" and "95% blurred frame" trends of the mid 1990s. The director of "Alex" was apparently a firm believer in the locked-down, carefully-aimed camera approach. It was eerie to see shot after perfectly composed shot with every detail in sharp focus. It was like viewing a presentation of Kodachrome 64 slides. The film's flawlessly lit clarity and steadiness served to enhance the dramatic tension felt by the characters. Alex, somewhat of a rebel, stood in contrast to her exceedingly conventional cinematic world. I would like to see it again and experience the quiet heights of artificiality.


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