According to his mini-documentary before his stand up special "Laugh At My Pain", actor/comedian Kevin Hart said he was a part of this real swim team in Philadelphia. See more »
When the PDR team goes to Main Line Academy for their first meet, their bus crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, going into New Jersey. Both Philadelphia and the Main Line Academy are in Pennsylvania. See more »
My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.
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I'm surprised by some of the comments here. I'm white, I went to see the movie this weekend, and I thought it was great.
Yes, there are some white characters that treat our heroes horribly. But that rang true for me. This was 1974 Philedelphia, after all. And racism is a horrid part of our past.
But all the characters, even our heroes, are flawed. And there are a couple African American characters who are more evil then any of the white characters are.
Furthermore, the entire point of the movie is that pride is something you have to earn. Before you can be proud of yourself, you have to earn it. This applies to everyone, no matter what your background.
Go see this movie for yourself and make up your own mind. Personally, I found it inspiring and well worth watching.
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