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Against the Current (2009)

R | | Drama | 18 January 2009 (USA)
Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

Director:

Peter Callahan

Writer:

Peter Callahan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Paul Thompson
Samantha Sherman ... Katie
Pell James ... Amy Thompson
Justin Kirk ... Jeff Kane
Elizabeth Reaser ... Liz Clark
Amy Hargreaves ... Sarah Kane
Martin Shakar ... Boatyard Owner
Avery Glymph ... Fisherman #1
Chad Brigockas Chad Brigockas ... Fisherman #2
Tom O'Rourke ... Dock Man #1
John Rue ... Dock Man #2
Douglas Odell Douglas Odell ... Dock Man #3
Seth Kanor Seth Kanor ... Officer Lefurgy
Mary Tyler Moore ... Liz' Mom
Constance Barron ... Aunt Karen
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Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Mary Tyler Moore's last film. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Kane: We are looking to buy a boat.
Boatyard Owner: You sure can't have one for free... Ha-ha-ha
[laughter, slowing turning into hysterical cough; also declining any help offer with a hand-sign. All shocked, cough lasts for about 20-25 seconds, and at the end, he spits out, saying:]
Boatyard Owner: What kinda boat?
Jeff Kane: [totally confused] What?
Boatyard Owner: What kind of boat you're looking for?
Jeff Kane: Oh... aah... smallest one you got...
Boatyard Owner: Like a canoe?
[laughing, accompanied with small, scary cough]
Paul Thompson: A motor-boat... with a weak motor...
[...]
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Holes
Performed by Mercury Rev
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User Reviews

 
Warm thoughtful film
10 April 2009 | by kam6318See all my reviews

I had the chance to see this at AFI festival in Dallas. The movie is beautifully shot, and some of the scenes along the Hudson are gorgeous. The story line is intriguing, and unfolds as the swimmer makes his way through the challenge of swimming the Hudson. As the first reviewer said, he has a tragic story that compels him to take on this feat. I won't divulge the details, but as his story comes out, it makes you think hard about some of life's issues. Definitely worth seeing.

The dialog is also well-written. Although this is not a comedy, the dialog is often quite funny. Fiennes may have gorgeous eyes, but I thought Justin Kirk's character really stood out in the film.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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