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Swimfan (2002)

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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 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 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 »

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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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Official Sites:

West [Russia]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swimf@n See more »

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Box Office

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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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Erika Christensen (Madison) and Jason Ritter (Randy) also worked together on Parenthood (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Madison and Ben are talking on-line, her screen name is clearly stated to be "SwimFan85". When she signs off, Ben's computer says "Swimfan has signed off". See more »

Quotes

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

References Disclosure (1994) See more »

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Rip it Up
Written by Palmer and Dunne
Performed by 28 Days
Courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records, Australia
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Young People's Fatal Attraction
16 November 2006 | by bkoganbingSee 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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