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Swimfan (2002)

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

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Carla Cronin
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Josh
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Randy
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Rene (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
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Coach Simkins
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Mr. Tillman
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Detective John Zabel
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Mrs. Egan
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Christopher Dante (as James Debello)
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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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Ben Cronin had the perfect life until he met the new girl. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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

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6 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Swimf@n  »

Box Office

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$28,563,926 (USA) (27 November 2002)
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Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.: policeman in police car during opening credits. See more »

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Madison's weight fluctuates visibly throughout the film. It is especially noticeable early when Madison and Ben go to the diner: her face is chubby. But when Madison is making out with Josh in her car, or when she asks her cousin if he had a guest, it is slimmer. See more »

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Ben: Scouts are coming next week.
Mr. Tillman: Girl scouts?
Ben: No, swimming scouts from Stanford.
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Referenced in House M.D.: Kids (2005) See more »

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Sort of a teenage "Fatal Attraction", works okay
2 August 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The strength of this movie lies mostly in basic stuff, for instance the acting. Jesse Bradford's character is (just) sympathetic enough to side with, Erika Christensen is a very believable and delightfully sardonic femme fatale, and the rest of the cast seem to be remembering their lines and stuff, which is more than good enough for this sort of B-movie. The pace is also quite good, but I suppose that's kind of a given when your movie clocks in at less than 90 minutes. Still, this plot really knows how to move forward when it needs to, this movie isn't boring for a second. Furthermore, there are some actual surprises in this film, which is the last thing you expect from a (relatively) low-budget Hollywood thriller. It's not like there are any Shyamalan-like twists or something, and the movie does get increasingly (and annoyingly) formulaic as the end gets nearer, but there's still some unexpected stuff thrown it for good measure. "Swimfan" is better than you may be giving it credit for, worth a look I guess.


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