A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.

Director:

John Polson

Writers:

Charles F. Bohl (as Charles Bohl), Phillip Schneider

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Bradford ... Ben Cronin
Erika Christensen ... Madison Bell
Shiri Appleby ... Amy Miller
Kate Burton ... Carla Cronin
Clayne Crawford ... Josh
Jason Ritter ... Randy
Kia Goodwin ... Rene (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Dan Hedaya ... Coach Simkins
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Tillman
Nick Sandow ... Detective John Zabel
Pamela Isaacs Pamela Isaacs ... Mrs. Egan
James DeBello ... Christopher Dante (as James Debello)
Phyllis Somerville ... Aunt Gretchen Christopher
Tom Cappadona ... Janitor
Malcolm Barrett ... Jock
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Storyline

New Jersey high school senior Ben Cronin is a former juvenile delinquent, whose past criminal behavior was fueled by and for drug use. He credits the support of his now long time girlfriend Amy Miller and getting into competitive swimming as the primary reasons for turning his life around, which includes working part-time at the hospital where his single mother works. He has become the star swimmer of his high school team, so much so that scouts from Stanford University are coming in a week's time to watch Ben swim. Ben has a new swim fan in Madison Bell, a recent transfer student to Ben's high school. Despite Ben making it clear that he is in a committed relationship, Madison seduces him, the seduction to which he succumbs. They agree afterward that their encounter was a one-time only event, but Ben slowly comes to the realization that despite Madison's assertions to the contrary, she has more in mind with him. He feels her constant unspoken threats to expose their tryst and ... Written by Huggo

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She's dying to have fun See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Erika Christensen took cello lessons for three months prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

Madison's weight fluctuates visibly throughout the film. It is especially noticeable early when Madison and Ben go to the diner: her face is chubby. But when Madison is making out with Josh in her car, or when she asks her cousin if he had a guest, it is slimmer. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Scouts are coming next week.
Mr. Tillman: Girl scouts?
Ben: No, swimming scouts from Stanford.
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Alternate Versions

According to the BBFC the film was re-edited by UK distributor Icon. The new version runs ca. 40 sec. shorter but has the same rating (12A). See more »

Connections

Featured in Tell Me You Love Me: Episode #1.8 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

F*ck the Goddamn World
Written by Yeomans and Quan
Performed by Regurgitator
Courtesy of Warner Music Australia
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Time capsule of the early 2000s
20 October 2019 | by laurasomiaSee all my reviews

Watched this movie recently with my roommates and we honestly had a good time. The nostalgia factor definitely helped as the storyline really doesn't hold up that much but I'd still recommend it for a chill night in we friends. Also whatever happened to that guy? It seems he was everywhere for a hot second and then completely vanished!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swimfan85 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,326,601, 8 September 2002

Gross USA:

$28,564,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,411,240
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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