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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 is a misnomer, since Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) is swimming with the current, downstream, and not against the current, or upstream. 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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Soundtracks

Salvador Sanchez
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Performed by Sun Kil Moon
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Great Movie
16 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very moving. Everything about this movie worked for me. Top-notch acting. Great dialogue. Fantastic cinematography. I don't get all the wannabe critics, ready to call out directors, using terms like "heavy handed," "pretentious," etc. This was a compelling story, and any departures from the main story were there to add humanity. Everyone involved should be very proud. They made a movie that was different, and worth our time. (mine, anyway) The ending left no doubt in my mind what happened. I didn't find any ambiguity whatsoever. I felt it was moving, and insightful. I think people need to open up to those films that are a little different. This is one such film.


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