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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
Patrick David ...
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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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The Director Steven Hilliard Stern met his future wife while working on this movie. She was Mr. Louganis' former assistant. See more »

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Frances Louganis: [to Greg about his dad] He was born an angry old man.
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The best story about an HIV positive Olympic medal winner, bar none.
10 February 2004 | by (The Bent Crew) – See all my reviews



I was forced to watch this movie one night when my friend Finner said he wanted to watch it for a "research project" he was working on. During certain scenes of Mario Lopez in his swim attire, Finner was working something alright....but I digress. I was very glad I sat through this movie, as I felt my heart sing out with joy as the vibrant storytelling seemed to leap out at me.

From this movie, I learned that diving is more than just jumping into a pool at a really good angle. It's about internal struggle. It's about heartache. Most of all, however, it's about redemption. Star making performance from Mr. Lopez, who as you already know, later shot to stratospheric superstardom in the brilliant "America's Most Talented Kid". This is a truly inspiring film, and indeed, one of the ages. Not to be missed.


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