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Against the Current (2009)

R | | Drama | 18 January 2009 (USA)
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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Liz Clark
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Sarah Kane
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Fisherman #1
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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When production began it was found that Joseph Fiennes was sitting too low in the water in the swimming shots, and it was not always possible to discern that it was him in the water. So several days were spent creating a buoy that sat just below the surface of the water, for Fiennes to support himself on. See more »

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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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Grace Cathedral Park
Performed by Red House Painters
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A Quiet Movie

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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