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Against the Current (2009)

 -  Drama  -  18 January 2009 (USA)
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Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Thompson
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Katie
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Amy Thompson
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Jeff Kane
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Sarah Kane
Martin Shakar ...
Boatyard Owner
Avery Glymph ...
Fisherman #1
Chad Brigockas ...
Fisherman #2
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Dock Man #1
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Dock Man #2
Douglas Odell ...
Dock Man #3
Seth Kanor ...
Officer Lefurgy
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Liz' Mom
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Aunt Karen
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Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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18 January 2009 (USA)  »

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A contracorriente  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The title of the film could be seen as a misnomer, since Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) is swimming with the current, downstream, and not against the current, or upstream, but below Albany NY, where most if not all of the film takes place, the Hudson river is a tidal estuary, and flows both ways with the tide. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Kane: We are looking to buy a boat.
Boatyard Owner: You sure can't have one for free... Ha-ha-ha
[laughter, slowing turning into hysterical cough; also declining any help offer with a hand-sign. All shocked, cough lasts for about 20-25 seconds, and at the end, he spits out, saying:]
Boatyard Owner: What kinda boat?
Jeff Kane: [totally confused] What?
Boatyard Owner: What kind of boat you're looking for?
Jeff Kane: Oh... aah... smallest one you got...
Boatyard Owner: Like a canoe?
[laughing, accompanied with small, scary cough]
Paul Thompson: A motor-boat... with a weak motor...
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Salvador Sanchez
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Performed by Sun Kil Moon
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A Quiet Movie
4 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie recently was running on Showtime and got TiVo'd last night. Watched because I like both Justin Kirk and Joseph Fiennes. So I watched this lazy Saturday early morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just what a quiet morning needs. The scenery along the Hudson Valley is spectacular and I felt I was rolling along in the boat. I think Justin Kirk was just right (as usual) with his character, no over the top stuff. Mary Tyler Moore was a hoot and hopefully we can see more of her. The subject matter is a bit disconcerting but it kept me intrigued. Not only was the story and scenery compelling, the music captured my attention also. The movie was well done...., Just watch while you can let yourself be carried along slowly. I gave it a rating of "9" since it i liked watching it and when it was done, stayed with me emotionally. Does cause one to consider uncomfortable situations....morally and ethically. Enjoy.


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