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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | TV Movie 19 March 1997
Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus.

Writers:

Greg Louganis (book), Eric Marcus (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Lopez ... Greg Louganis (as Mario López)
Michael Murphy ... Pete Louganis
Jeffrey Meek ... Tom Barrett
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Frances Louganis
Aki Aleong ... Dr. Sammy Lee
Bruce Weitz ... Ron O'Brien
Patrick David ... Young Greg Louganis
Megan Leitch ... Megan
Jonathan Scarfe ... Keith
Rafael Rojas III Rafael Rojas III ... Greg - Age 9
Fulvio Cecere ... John Anders
Gabrielle Miller ... Despina
Kristina Krapic Kristina Krapic ... Despina - Age 11
Gregor Trpin Gregor Trpin ... Scott Cranham
Andrew Francis ... Bully Boy #1
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Storyline

Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus. Written by Eli Boorstein <eli@hotmail.com>

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It's the story of tremendous ups, and for the most part, very well executed downs.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Not Rated
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Trivia

Actual footage of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, and the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea are used in the film. Actual footage of Greg Louganis diving at the Olympiads and audience reaction is also used in the film. See more »

Goofs

In 1976 when Greg Louganis won the silver medal and his friend said that she had heard that Greg was going to be on the Partridge Family The Partridge Family had been off of TV since August 24, 1974, See more »

Quotes

Frances Louganis: [to Greg about his dad] He was born an angry old man.
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Connections

Referenced in Wedding Daze (2006) See more »

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GREAT DRAMA
11 November 2004 | by mntwisterSee all my reviews

This is a great movie. Not a happy one, mind you, but very well directed and full of emotion. I was very impressed that this was a TV movie. The only thing distracting to me was the changing back and forth from video to film, I think it would have seemed more like a movie without the video. A very touching true story of courage and sadness, of dispair and hardship,and of hope. Excellent performances and great musical score works perfectly with the story.

I was expecting more or less a "lifetime" type movie but while it has that type of theme, this was an impressive bit of film-making. It also helps to know the real Greg oversaw the entire story and made sure that it was accurate, so you know you are getting a real "true" story. Highly recommend.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A felszín alatt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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