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Alex (1992)

Unrated | | Drama, Sport | 7 May 1993 (New Zealand)
Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes ... See full summary »

Director:

Megan Simpson Huberman (as Megan Simpson)

Writers:

Ken Catran, Tessa Duder (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren A Jackson Lauren A Jackson ... Alex (as Lauren Jackson)
Chris Haywood ... Mr. Jack
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... Andy
Cathy Godbold ... Maggie (as Catherine Godbold)
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Mrs. Benton (as Elizabeth Hawthorn)
Bruce Phillips ... Mr. Archer
May Lloyd May Lloyd ... Mrs. Archer
Patrick Smith Patrick Smith ... Mr. Benton
Rima Te Wiata ... Female Commentator
Mark Wright Mark Wright ... Male Commentator
Grant Tilly Grant Tilly ... Mr. Upjohn
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson ... Male Journo
Alison Bruce ... Female Journo
Kim Hanson Kim Hanson ... Julia
Vicky Burrett Vicky Burrett ... Gran
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Storyline

Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes piano and ballet lessons to go with a full school workload. To make the Olympics, her ultimate dream, she must not only overcome a formidable foe, but also the death of her boyfriend. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Australia | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1993 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex: The Spirit of a Champion See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's producers planned to make a sequel, which would follow Alex's adventures in Rome. See more »

Connections

References Breaking Away (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
(uncredited)
Written by John M. Neale (as John Mason Neale) and Thomas Helmore
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Beautiful, Bold and down-right Brilliant!
6 October 2001 | by wondery01See all my reviews

This is a sensational movie for a number of reasons. The most notably is the fact that it is not some Hollywood teen flick, it was made in New Zealand has has a very New Zealand feel to it. It follows very closely in plot that of the book 'Alex' writen by Tessa Duder and does it real justice. It is an excellent film for anyone and especially for anyone who has ever had to wake up at four in the morning to swim laps of a pool or who knows how it feels to loose a loved one. A truely great film.


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