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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Peter Callahan (written by)
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Plot:
Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(27 articles)
Festival radar: Off Plus Camera, Krakow, Poland
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 11 April 2013, 9:26 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: 'Against the Current'
 (From CineVue. 10 January 2012, 8:00 AM, PST)

Elizabeth Reaser Photo: Governors Awards 2011
 (From Alt Film Guide. 17 November 2011, 9:44 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Stunning... See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Joseph Fiennes ... Paul Thompson

Samantha Sherman ... Katie

Pell James ... Amy Thompson

Justin Kirk ... Jeff Kane

Elizabeth Reaser ... Liz Clark

Amy Hargreaves ... Sarah Kane
Martin Shakar ... Boatyard Owner
Avery Glymph ... Fisherman #1
Chad Brigockas ... Fisherman #2

Tom O'Rourke ... Dock Man #1

John Rue ... Dock Man #2
Douglas Odell ... Dock Man #3
Seth Kanor ... Officer Lefurgy

Mary Tyler Moore ... Liz' Mom

Constance Barron ... Aunt Karen

Michelle Trachtenberg ... Suzanne
Nimo Gandhi ... Pasthule
Maggie Brown ... Little Girl on Waterfront
Perry Callahan ... Older Girl on Waterfront

Directed by
Peter Callahan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Callahan (written by)

Produced by
Miranda Bailey .... executive producer
Wouter Barendrecht .... co-producer
Richard Bever .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Gray .... executive producer
Charlie Hofheimer .... associate producer
Tamer Howard .... co-executive producer
Matthew Leutwyler .... executive producer
Edith Mehiel .... associate producer
Zachary Mortensen .... co-executive producer
Andrea Roa .... line producer
Mary Jane Skalski .... producer
Michael J. Werner .... co-producer
Joshua Zeman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Anton Sanko (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Sean Kirby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Taylor 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley 
Billy Hopkins 
 
Production Design by
Tommaso Ortino 
 
Art Direction by
Miles Michael 
 
Set Decoration by
Helen Fitzgerald 
Meg Vinson 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Yun 
 
Production Management
Kim Koby .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Brown .... second unit director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director
Amanda Hannan .... second second assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Susan Evans .... set dresser
Adam Sober .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... boom operator
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gitelson .... dialogue editor
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Amanda Jacques .... additional boom operator
Thomas W. Jordan .... additional sound mixer
Nicholas Montgomery .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Seelye .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double: Pell James
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danya Abt .... additional grip
Michael Arisohn .... additional electrician
Lisa Carville .... still photographer
Freddy Cintron .... grip
Christopher Heikel .... electrician
Matt Klammer .... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera
Dane Lawing .... cinematographer: additional photography
Dane Lawing .... underwater camera operator
Christian May .... rigging gaffer
Jim McGibbon .... additional grip
Megan Nole .... grip
Roberto A. Quezada .... electrician
Ari Robbins .... Steadicam operator
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip
Ryan Samul .... cinematographer: additional photography
Brandon Sumner .... first assistant camera: underwater unit
Stavros Toumanidis .... second assistant camera
Richard P. Ulivella .... gaffer
Michael Yetter .... best boy: electric
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Halpern .... extras casting director
Jessica Kelly .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kiersten Ronning .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Louise Ford .... assistant editor
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailies
Scot Olive .... colorist
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Brill .... composer: additional music
Tracy McKnight .... music consultant
Joel Thompson .... musician: clarinet, flute
Joel Thompson .... score mixer
Colby Trane .... music coordinator (as T. Colby Trane)
 
Other crew
Maura Anderson .... assistant production office coordinator
Michele Baker .... location manager
Benjamin Botwick .... production assistant
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Sabrina Chemloul .... additional script supervisor
Brian David Culp .... assistant to producers
Heath Grant .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Heather Harwood .... location scout
Paul Kahil .... production assistant
Robert Kearns .... set medic
Jordan Ledy .... post production coordinator
Maria Elena Lopez-Frank .... theatrical coordinator
Giovanni Peroni .... additional script supervisor
Anna Marie Pitman .... production coordinator
Lenny Speregen .... safety diver: marine unit
Amy Williams .... location scout: second unit
Jacquelyn Moses .... film runner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Holly Malekian .... very special thanks
Ira Schreck .... special thanks
Hilary Stabb .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
98 min | Germany:99 min (European Film Market)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R (certificate #46422)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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Soundtrack:
Salvador SanchezSee more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Stunning..., 25 May 2010
Author: G K from United States

This movie took my breath away. I LOVE Justin Kirk, that guy is amazing and he did not disappoint. I won't give away any spoilers but the story completely pulls you in and you can't wait to see what happens next.

I don't know that I loved the sideline with Mary Tyler Moore. I can see its value but I just wanted to see more of the three core characters. I also think they could've done more with the storyline with Justin Kirk's character and the difficulty with his wife.

This film is gorgeous to watch but will also stay with once the end credits are done rolling. Best to see it with someone so that you can discuss it afterwards!

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