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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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Rene (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
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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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His biggest fan just became his worst nightmare. 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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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,326,601, 8 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,563,926, 1 December 2002
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Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.: The film's producer plays a policeman during the opening credits. See more »

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When Madison sends Ben a picture of herself, a cloth can be seen around her side behind her right arm used to cover up her cleavage See more »

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Madison: It's nice to finally meet your mother.
Ben: What do you mean finally? You just met me.
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References Cat People (1982) See more »

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Young People's Fatal Attraction
16 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Having recently seen Jesse Bradford as Rene Gagnon in Clint Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers and been impressed I decided to check out Swimfan. It's a typical teen flick, a version in their age bracket of Fatal Attraction.

Jesse's the object of the obsession of Erika Christiansen, a most disturbed young woman who had a tragedy that most of the cast doesn't know about, but that truly unhinges her.

After Erika seduces Jesse in a steamy seduction scene at the high school pool, she enters his life in all sorts of unwanted ways. Jesse has a criminal past, but got himself into swimming and is set for an athletic scholarship in that sport. When one of Jesse's swimming teammates winds up dead in the selfsame swimming pool, he's looking mighty good for it to the police.

Swimfan is not a badly done teen flick and in Bradford one has a young Tyrone Power so Erika's obsession is understandable.

Hey, I think he looks a bit like Power, maybe Rob Lowe.


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