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Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One-of-a-kind. Smart, funny, touching, unpretentious. See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lauren Ambrose ... Frankie Wheeler

Jennifer Dundas ... Nicola Jenrette (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)

Joelle Carter ... Josee

Jamie Harrold ... Heath
James Villemaire ... Brad

Josh Pais ... Neil Wheeler
Sharon Scruggs ... Marianne Wheeler

Joshua Harto ... Lance

Anthony Ruivivar ... Kalani
Russ Ferrari ... Nicky Wheeler
Jeremy Clark ... Zack Wheeler (as Gage Nettleson)

Joe Roseto ... Phil Dunlop
Jeffrey Ware ... Buzz

Todd A. Kovner ... T
David Raeford-Davis ... Deputy

Summer Still ... Guard
Benny Lamar Wheeler ... McCafferty
Frank Trimble ... Italian Lover on TV (as Frank P. Trimble)

Carlene Moore ... American Movie Star on TV
Mary Beth Brown ... Waitress
Bryn Blankinship ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregory Porter Miller ... Van Salesman (as Greg Miller)

Dennis L.A. White ... Jeeper
Adam Avagliano ... Amusement Park Guy (uncredited)

Kevin Kane ... Jake (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert J. Siegel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lisa Bazadona 
Robert J. Siegel 
Grace Woodard 

Produced by
Linda Moran .... producer
Valerie Romer .... line producer
Robert J. Siegel .... producer
Ciro Silva .... co-producer
Grace Woodard .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Wike 
 
Cinematography by
John Leuba 
 
Film Editing by
J. Blake Fichera (re-edit)
Frank Reynolds 
 
Casting by
Judy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Charlotte Bourke 
 
Set Decoration by
Niamh Byrne 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Sewrey 
 
Makeup Department
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
Pj Suttle .... assistant hair stylist
Pj Suttle .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly .... first assistant director
Collin Smith .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Timothy J. Smith .... property master
 
Sound Department
Scott Delaney .... post-production sound
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Jeff Formosa .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... best boy grip
William M. Miller .... assistant camera
Derek E. Tindall .... electrician
David Troutman .... grip
Eric West .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Maurizio Venegas .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mark Wike .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Lynn Appelle .... production coordinator
Brenda L. Balch .... production office intern
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor
Brandon T. Snider .... production assistant (as Brandon Snider)
 

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use
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Australia:98 min | USA:90 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One-of-a-kind. Smart, funny, touching, unpretentious., 5 December 2001
Author: johnsaff from New York, New York



Movies churned out by Hollywood that pretend to explore the inner lives of characters often have them talking ad nauseam about their `feelings,' with a perspective on themselves that a good therapist rarely has. In Swimming, director Robert Siegel allows us to discover and experience the character and the film, rather than shoving it all down our throats.

With honesty and subtlety, Swimming captures a pivotal time in everybody's lives when we're caught between youth and adulthood. It's told from the point of view of a young woman, played to perfection by the amazing Lauren Ambrose, who, after her work in this film, is movie star material.

Swimming also eschews the usual cheesy sappiness and manages to be genuinely sweet, charming, and truly uplifting, not to mention funny. It's also great to see an indie film which is smart and sophisticated, without feeling it has to be `hip.'

If you're looking for a bubble gum teen film, then stay away from Swimming; but if you want to see a movie that respects your intelligence and will have you feeling better about life, this movie is for you.

Great production, strong script, beautiful cinematography, graceful direction, and every performance is terrific.

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