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Big River Man (2009)

Martin Strel attempts to cover 3,375 miles of the Amazon River, the longest continuous swim in history.

Director:

John Maringouin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew Mohlke Matthew Mohlke ... Himself
Borut Strel Borut Strel
Martin Strel Martin Strel ... Himself
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The film follows Slovenian endurance swimmer Martin Strel as he attempts the longest and most dangerous swim in history -- to swim the Amazon river. Accompanied by raconteur director John Maringouin, his worried son Borut and thoreauvian river guide Matthew Mohlke, Strel battles crocodiles, deadly parasites, piranhas and finally himself in the 3300 mile swim. Written by anonymous

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The film documenting Martin Strel's historic swim down the Amazon

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek wielkiej rzeki See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazon River, Brazil See more »

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(European Film Market)

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Color
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Goofs

A title card says, "Day 66 / Easter Sunday / April 7, 2007". April 7, 2007 was a Saturday. See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Valentina
Written by Bratislav Zlatnovic
Performed by Milo Hrnic
Courtesy of IDM Music / Croatia Records
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Best documentary ever
27 September 2018 | by loumiles-25568See all my reviews

Big river man, a truly great movie, about a truly great man. Superman exists, and this movie proves it, its funny its sad, and a film that truly moved me. BRM is also a very spiritual film, truth is far stranger then fiction, old and young will love this triumph of a film. Flawless


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