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Swimmers (2005)

Unrated | | Drama | 22 January 2005 (USA)
After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.

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Doug Sadler

Writer:

Doug Sadler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tara Devon Gallagher Tara Devon Gallagher ... Emma Tyler
Robert Knott ... Will Tyler
Cherry Jones ... Julia Tyler
Shawn Hatosy ... Clyde Tyler
Michael Mosley ... Mike Tyler
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Doctor's Receptionist
Terry Alston Terry Alston ... Oyster Buyer
Sarah Stusek Sarah Stusek ... Bully Girl on Bus
Charles H. Clyburn Charles H. Clyburn ... Hayward
Sarah Paulson ... Merrill
Kate Goehring Kate Goehring ... Shellie
Don Harvey ... Russell
Bodine Boling ... Mike's Girl (as Bodine Alexander)
Carter Jahncke Carter Jahncke ... Bartender
Jim Chance Jim Chance ... New Homeowner
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After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.

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maryland | small town | See All (2) »

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bozman, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,039, 28 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,382, 18 June 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A great, thoughtful film about a family
13 June 2005 | by kleySee all my reviews

We recently saw "Swimmers" at the Waterfront Film Festival. It's a lovely take on the dysfunction that roils beneath the surface of many (if not all) families in one form or another. The story centers on a five-person family as told through the eyes of its youngest member, an 11 year-old girl. The characters and motivations of the mother, father, daughter and one of her brothers are very well-developed, as is that of an unrelated woman that comes to their small Maryland coastal town with some baggage of her own. The story plays beautifully, its underlying tensions coming to a head near the end of the film. Thought-provoking -- my husband and I were talking about it hours after we'd seen it. We hope this film gets picked up and distributed!


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