A bittersweet and intimate look at friendship, love and growing up. The easy life of summertime in Myrtle Beach is turned upside down for one local girl when two strangers come to town: a beautiful temptress and a charming drifter.

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Robert J. Siegel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Ambrose ... Frankie Wheeler
Jennifer Dundas ... Nicola Jenrette (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)
Joelle Carter ... Josee
Jamie Harrold ... Heath
James Villemaire ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Neil Wheeler
Sharon Scruggs Sharon Scruggs ... Marianne Wheeler
Joshua Harto ... Lance
Anthony Ruivivar ... Kalani
Russ Ferrari Russ Ferrari ... Nicky Wheeler
Jeremy Clark Jeremy Clark ... Zack Wheeler (as Gage Nettleson)
Joe Roseto ... Phil Dunlop
Jeffrey Ware Jeffrey Ware ... Buzz
Todd A. Kovner ... T
David Raeford-Davis David Raeford-Davis ... Deputy
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Storyline

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town. Frankie works with her brother, Neil running their family's beach-front burger bar. Frankie's friend, Nicola, runs a body-piercing shop next to the burger shop. Neil hires the life-guard's new flame, Josee, as a waitress. Frankie makes an immediate bond with Josee, which causes jealousy with Nicola. Then a drifter, who sells t-shirts from the back of his van, starts a romance with Frankie. This casts her away from both of the other two women and for the first time gives her confidence to function on her own, instead of hiding behind the other more brash or beautiful women. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Gotta Make U Understand
Written by "Spider" Ron Entwistle
Performed by 1plus1
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If you like Lauren Ambrose in Six Feet Under, you'll love her in Swimming.
20 December 2001 | by gonesSee all my reviews

I just recently caught Swimming at a preview screening, dragged by my girlfriend and what a surprise! This thoughtful, understated film quietly brings you into the lives of its characters with the honesty and sincerity of true acceptance. Lauren Ambrose is simply amazing as Frankie,a Myrtle Beach townie, whose life goes through some real turns during one summer. What's so good about the film is that it's like real life. None of the ususual movie Dramatics. Yet in the end, you can totally feel the experience of Frankie's change and that's what makes Swimming so satisfying in this day of special effects laiden Hollywood spectacles. Gentle, charming and really moving Swimming is a subtle gem.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgetown, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$234,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,287
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