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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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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Obsession. Betrayal. Revenge. Some girls have all the fun. See more »

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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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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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Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.: The film's producer plays a policeman during the opening credits. See more »

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When Ben and Amy sit in the restaurant talking at the bar, they are leaning against the bar on their elbows and resting their heads. When Ben gets up to leave, we see behind him that Amy is sitting up straight. In the next shot, she is back to leaning on the bar. See more »

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Madison: If you could just admit that you love me. Tell her that you love me.
Ben: I can't do that.
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References Thunderball (1965) 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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Fatal Attraction with teenagers. And swimming.
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film succeeds because of Jesse Bradford. I remember him from Bring It On (another excellent performance), but it appears he's done lots of things. He's a great lead actor, and I can see him filling Tom Cruise / Ben Affleck style roles in a few years' time.

The film itself is a fairly respectable effort at a Fatal Attraction style relationship, with teen-thriller-genre elements of the misunderstood wierd guy, the new girl in town with a secret past, and so on. I can only think of one vaguely surprising moment (with Josh, in the pool) - otherwise it's fairly predictable, but enjoyable all the same.

Watching it, I couldn't help but wonder why the school's best swimmer and most attractive guy didn't have a bigger circle of friends (Josh the jock, Randy the drip, and a black girl with a chip on her shoulder (what an original character..).

Also, why would he be tempted by a girl who isn't quite as attractive (or as nice) as his girlfriend? - but I know that's often the case in real life, so I can let that go.

Finally, Jesse didn't need the whole 'troubled teen past' - in the places where it was used, it wasn't really necessary - and although I'm no fan of the family values lobby, I am thoroughly sick of the single-parent-family that seems to exist in every single movie these days. It's just a lazy way of adding to teen angst, and avoids the need to write convincing two-parent scenes.

Swimfan is fine, but is only really a stepping-stone movie onto bigger and (hopefully) better things for the lead actors.


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