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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.

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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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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

 
Stunning...
25 May 2010 | by ginny-klemmSee all my reviews

This movie took my breath away. I LOVE Justin Kirk, that guy is amazing and he did not disappoint. I won't give away any spoilers but the story completely pulls you in and you can't wait to see what happens next.

I don't know that I loved the sideline with Mary Tyler Moore. I can see its value but I just wanted to see more of the three core characters. I also think they could've done more with the storyline with Justin Kirk's character and the difficulty with his wife.

This film is gorgeous to watch but will also stay with once the end credits are done rolling. Best to see it with someone so that you can discuss it afterwards!


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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A contracorriente See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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