MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,687 this week

Victor (2008)

TV Movie  -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  1 October 2009 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Despite having dreams of being a world record breaststroker since he was a child, Canadian Victor Davis came out of virtual obscurity to win the silver medal in the 100 meter breaststroke ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

Creature (2011) Review
| MoreHorror
Grimm’s geekiest guest stars
| Den of Geek

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3211 titles
created 24 Sep 2011
 
a list of 64 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1683 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 8 titles
created 13 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Victor" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Victor (TV Movie 2008)

Victor (TV Movie 2008) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Victor.
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Husbands (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon, Alessandra Torresani
Finding Christmas (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sean, who runs a New York City advertising agency, and Owen, a small-town handyman and musician, swap residences for the holidays. Mia, who works for Sean, helps Owen get settled into his ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Crossland
Stars: Tricia Helfer, J.T. Hodges, Mark Lutz
Victor II (2015)
Drama

Based on a true story, a migrant teen from Puerto Rico is forced to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn. Enslaved by the power of gangs and the addiction of heroin, he must find faith... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Dickerson
Stars: Cortney Palm, Nick Eversman, Haley Ramm
Neighbors III (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When a quirky shut-in gets a feisty new neighbor -- a transgendered woman in an abusive relationship -- the two begin a strange friendship that allows them both to break free.

Director: Rachel Goldberg
Stars: Kelli Garner, Danny Woodburn, Edi Gathegi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Can Paul get married in just 6 days? Paul Roll is a lovable nerd who's achieved everything he's set his mind to, except...he's never been successful at finding a man. After witnessing the ... See full summary »

Director: William Clift
Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Ashleigh Sumner, Emrhys Cooper
Show Me Yours (2004–2005)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

With a new book deal, a fabulous apartment and a stable relationship, psychologist turned sex expert Kate Langford is living her dream. But when her publisher pairs her up with the arrogant... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Crawford, Adam Harrington, Jeff Seymour
One Love (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A brief moment in the lives of seven people who are facing the misfortunes of starting a family. Witness the problems that can arise with bringing a new baby into the world, and how couples react differently to disappointment.

Director: D.J. Matrundola
Stars: Polly Shannon, Russell Yuen, Larry Day
In Between Men (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

All-American guys feel caught between two worlds, not truly knowing where they fit in.

Stars: Nick Mathews, Ben Pamies, Chase Coleman
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer
The Facts of Life Reunion (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After receiving two separate marriage proposals, Natalie asks the gang to reunite in Peekskill, NY.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Stars: Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel
E.M.S. (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: T.J. Scott
Stars: Mark Lutz, Meghan Heffern, Tony Nappo
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side (www.cbs.com/innertube) A new episode of this online companion series to CBS' hit Ghost Whisperer debuts every Friday. The Other Side explores the spirit ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hapka, Mark Lutz, Mark Gagliardi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Victor Davis
...
Cliff Barry
...
Mel Davis
...
Donna Clavel
...
Alex Baumann
...
Dave Stubbs
Lynne Cormack ...
Adair Hanna
...
Leona Heyens (as Debra Lynne McCabe)
R.D. Reid ...
Dr. Schaman
...
Dave Kolisnik
...
Greg Davis
...
Jennifer Watt
Linda Prystawska ...
Susan Barry
Devin Delorme ...
Young Victor
Glen Oomen ...
Edit

Storyline

Despite having dreams of being a world record breaststroker since he was a child, Canadian Victor Davis came out of virtual obscurity to win the silver medal in the 100 meter breaststroke and shattering the long standing world record on his way to the gold medal in the 200 meter breaststroke at the 1982 World Swimming Championships. There, Victor and his coach, Cliff Barry, predict Victor will break world records en route to gold medals in these two races at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Victor's public bravado and hot temperedness, both extensions of his hyperactivity, irk his competitors, exasperate Cliff and sometimes place him at odds with the public and the media, both Canadian and international. From 1982, Victor has some spectacular swimming heartaches, some equally as spectacular swimming moments, and some potentially career-ending moments related to medical and legal issues all leading up to and at the 1984 Olympic Games. Through it all, he is supported by Cliff, his equally as ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Taglines:

His Name. His Mission.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un coeur d'athlète  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poorly Written and Acted Movie
12 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The biggest problem I had with this movie when it aired, and that I still think of years later, is that it was so poorly cast. Victor Davis was 25 when he died--and in his 20s in the context of the movie--while Mark Lutz was in his late 30s when the movie was shot. Ms. Clavel was younger than Victor Davis, much younger than Ms. Shannon who portrayed her in the film.

I knew Victor Davis. I swam in the same pool, in the same training group, with the same coach; I spent time with him away from the pool in many circumstances. I did not see anything that resembled the man I knew in Mark Lutz's portrayal. As a friend of his, I found the portrayal of the generic friend "Dave Kolisnik" rather lame. A composite of more than one person Davis was friends with at the time of his death, he fits with the sappy story Lutz wrote, but not with the real story. Moreover, since this story uses real names for almost everyone, why was "Dave Kolisnik" invented? I was also disappointed with the portrayal of journalist Dave Stubbs in this film. I've met Mr. Stubbs a few times over the years and never in him have I seen the lackey that he was portrayed as in the movie.

It is understandable that a movie like this will change some things, or skip details, but as someone who knew Victor Davis in the years portrayed in the story, it just came across as weak writing and acting.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
US Airdates swimmer-4
Discuss Victor (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?