Swimfan (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  6 September 2002 (USA)
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A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Cronin
Rene (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Coach Simkins
Michael Higgins ...
Mr. Tillman
Detective John Zabel
Pamela Isaacs ...
Mrs. Egan
Christopher Dante (as James Debello)
Aunt Gretchen Christopher


New Jersey high school senior Ben Cronin is a former juvenile delinquent, whose past criminal behavior was fueled by and for drug use. He credits the support of his now long time girlfriend Amy Miller and getting into competitive swimming as the primary reasons for turning his life around, which includes working part-time at the hospital where his single mother works. He has become the star swimmer of his high school team, so much so that scouts from Stanford University are coming in a week's time to watch Ben swim. Ben has a new swim fan in Madison Bell, a recent transfer student to Ben's high school. Despite Ben making it clear that he is in a committed relationship, Madison seduces him, the seduction to which he succumbs. They agree afterward that their encounter was a one-time only event, but Ben slowly comes to the realization that despite Madison's assertions to the contrary, she has more in mind with him. He feels her constant unspoken threats to expose their tryst and ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Swimf@n  »

Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,326,601 (USA) (6 September 2002)


$44,246 (South Africa) (11 April 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.:  policeman in police car during opening credits. See more »


When Ben is talking to Amy in the restaurant her hair changes between shots. See more »


Madison: Tell her you love me, I know it!
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


Written by Sevendust
Performed by Sevendust
Courtesy of TVT Records
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Although Being Predictable, This Teen Version of `Fatal Attraction' is not so Bad
11 February 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) is an ex-addicted in drugs athlete. He is disputing a participation in the Olympic games and joining Stanford University through swimming. He is in love with his girlfriend Amy Miller (Shiri Appleby) and is a good son, working with his mother in a hospital. When the young woman Madison Bell (Erika Christensen) joins his high-school, he is seduced by her and has an intercourse with her in the swimming pool. Madison chases him, but he turns her down. She becomes obsessed by him and turns his life in hell. This teen version of `Fatal Attraction' is very predicable, but is not a bad movie. The young cast has a good performance and this film is a good entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Fixação' (`Fixation')

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