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Swimmers (2005)

Unrated | | Drama | 22 January 2005 (USA)
After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.

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Tara Devon Gallagher ...
Emma Tyler
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Will Tyler
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Julia Tyler
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Clyde Tyler
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Mike Tyler
Jane Beard ...
Doctor's Receptionist
Terry Alston ...
Oyster Buyer
Sarah Stusek ...
Bully Girl on Bus
Charles H. Clyburn ...
Hayward
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Merrill
Kate Goehring ...
Shellie
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Russell
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Mike's Girl (as Bodine Alexander)
Carter Jahncke ...
Bartender
Jim Chance ...
New Homeowner
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After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.

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$1,039 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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$33,382 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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Thoughtful, melodic movie
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Swimmers is a lovely, poetic movie about a young girl who needs an operation and the impact of the crisis on her family which does not have health insurance. The script touches on many universal themes: family, friendship, depleted fishing grounds, health care, problem drinking. The performances are wonderful, especially Cherry Jones, Robert Knott, and Tara Devon Gallagher. I saw Swimmers at the Seattle International Film Festival and I strongly recommend it. It just won the Portugese film festival so I am hopeful it will get a distributor as it deserves to be seen by a wide audience. Swimmers is reminiscent of Tender Mercies and Robert Knott's performance reminds me of Robert Duvall's in Tender Mercies--a huge compliment as Tender Mercies is one of my favorite movies. See Swimmers if you get the chance.


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