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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 Leitch ...
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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Both Patrick David and Mario Lopez portray Greg Louganis with great acting ability.
14 February 2002 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

A beautiful and brilliant film. Mario Lopez's acting ability is incredible and plays Greg Louganis with such sensitivity and emotion. Breaking The Surface: The Greg Louganis Story could have been made into a big-budget motion picture, but even in this era, Hollywood still seems to be unwilling and sheepish of telling a true story about an adult male with an alternative lifestyle who unwillingly gets HIV/AIDS. Patrick David played a convincing performance as well.


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