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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
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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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