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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  19 March 1997 (USA)
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

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Greg Louganis (as Mario López)
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Pete Louganis
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Tom Barrett
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Frances Louganis
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Dr. Sammy Lee
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Ron O'Brien
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Megan
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Keith
Rafael Rojas III ...
Greg - age 9
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John Anders
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Despina
Kristina Krapic ...
Despina - age 11
Gregor Trpin ...
Scott
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus. Written by Eli Boorstein <eli@hotmail.com>

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It's the story of tremendous ups, and for the most part, very well executed downs.

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Actual footage of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, and the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea are used in the film. Actual footage of Greg Louganis diving at the Olympiads and audience reaction is also used in the film. See more »

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Frances Louganis: [to Greg about his dad] He was born an angry old man.
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they picked the wrong actor.
1 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

mario lopez is not gay enough for this movie. and he doesn't act like Greg louganis at all. Watching him on the screen is like watching a straight guy doing drag, it just doesn't feel authentic. And you can just tell when he felt that he needs to act gay, and when he just acted as if he is himself, but not the Louganis. And when he tries to talk like a feminine gay guy, it just doesn't feel nature. So I think that he should stop trying to be gay, he simply can't act like a gay. And his body is more a bodybuilder type, rather than the actual diver type body. However, The casting director picked the right boy and the right teenage actor. The boy can act. And the teenage actor is so obviously gay, and it feels real to see him as Greg. he also has a swimmer's body to match, too.

This is a TV film about a diver, but it doesn't have lots of skin scenes, if you know what i mean. :)


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