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Swimfan (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 6 September 2002 (USA)
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A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.

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... Ben Cronin
... Madison Bell
... Amy Miller
... Carla Cronin
... Josh
... Randy
Kia Goodwin ... Rene (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
... Coach Simkins
... Mr. Tillman
... Detective John Zabel
Pamela Isaacs ... Mrs. Egan
... Christopher Dante (as James Debello)
... Aunt Gretchen Christopher
... Janitor
... Jock
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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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Drama | Thriller

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

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6 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Swimf@n  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,326,601, 8 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,563,926, 1 December 2002
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The scenes inside Madison's house are the only ones where a light blue tint was not added to the screen. See more »

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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 »

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Ben: Scouts are coming next week.
Mr. Tillman: Girl scouts?
Ben: No, swimming scouts from Stanford.
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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Young People's Fatal Attraction
16 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Having recently seen Jesse Bradford as Rene Gagnon in Clint Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers and been impressed I decided to check out Swimfan. It's a typical teen flick, a version in their age bracket of Fatal Attraction.

Jesse's the object of the obsession of Erika Christiansen, a most disturbed young woman who had a tragedy that most of the cast doesn't know about, but that truly unhinges her.

After Erika seduces Jesse in a steamy seduction scene at the high school pool, she enters his life in all sorts of unwanted ways. Jesse has a criminal past, but got himself into swimming and is set for an athletic scholarship in that sport. When one of Jesse's swimming teammates winds up dead in the selfsame swimming pool, he's looking mighty good for it to the police.

Swimfan is not a badly done teen flick and in Bradford one has a young Tyrone Power so Erika's obsession is understandable.

Hey, I think he looks a bit like Power, maybe Rob Lowe.


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