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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

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

Quotes

Frances Louganis: [to Greg about his dad] He was born an angry old man.
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Referenced in Wedding Daze (2006) See more »

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22 September 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

It is good to sprinkle a bio-pic with real footage. And that's it. The film is so cliché ridden it's suffocating! If a true-account-story has an aim, why, I suppose it has to be something about how one is entangled in history and what this means as maturing, taking decisions and, well, how truth collides with reality to put it that way. Not about a cardboard rough father, a pathetic quasi-phobic mother, a oh-so-gay-in-the-blinking-way young Greg, and a, now manly, now paper thin gay older Greg, a quite off the wall manic,obvious lover - they are not even cartoons, let alone characters! If this is a truly supervised account, then one can't really feel sympathy for this portrait. Unfortunately bad


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