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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
Michael Higgins ...
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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Aunt Gretchen Christopher
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Janitor
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Jock
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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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It's murder getting the man you want. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Swimf@n  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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The scenes inside Madison's house are the only ones where a light blue tint was not added to the screen. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is swimming, we get a view from under him as he bumps heads under water with a dead Josh. You can see that Josh is bleeding excessively from his head. But, in the next shot, when we are looking at them from above the water, there is no blood in the water at all, nor any coming from Josh's head. See more »

Quotes

Ben: How many times to I have to make this clear to you? I'm not with you. I'm with Amy!
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Connections

References Play Misty for Me (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

F*ck the Goddamn World
Written by Yeomans and Quan
Performed by Regurgitator
Courtesy of Warner Music Australia
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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