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Touch the Wall (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Family, Sport | 15 November 2014 (USA)
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Swimming superstar Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but it wasn't until the arrival of Veteran Kara Lynn Joyce that those sky-high expectations began to take shape.

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Christo Brock
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Cast

Credited cast:
Missy Franklin ... Herself
Kara Lynn Joyce ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Da Franklin Da Franklin
Dick Franklin Dick Franklin
Rowdy Gaines Rowdy Gaines
Cullen Jones Cullen Jones
Madison Kennedy Madison Kennedy ... Herself
David Marsh David Marsh
Michael Phelps
Jack Roach Jack Roach
Todd Schmitz Todd Schmitz ... Himself
Mel Stewart Mel Stewart
Mike Unger Mike Unger
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Touch the Wall follows teenage swimmer Missy Franklin as she grows into international athletic stardom, culminated by her 4 gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics. Bridled by expectations of being the 'next Michael Phelps', Missy and her family battle the mantle of celebrity as she tries to maintain her life as a normal teenager. When 4-time silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce joins Missy's age-group swim club, her growth and challenges accelerate. Touch the Wall is a rare chance to witness the emerging greatness of a young woman who handles success and fame on her own terms. Written by Anonymous

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swimming | See All (1) »

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A story of competition and fierce friendship


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,050,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,200, 28 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$787,325, 1 July 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$782,000, 1 September 2016
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Touch the Wall LLC See more »
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Color
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An Intimate look at two very different, yet similar, stories of achievement and success
24 November 2014 | by John BartletSee all my reviews

Whether you're a fan of swimming or not, this film will captivate you from the beginning. As you're introduced to the stars, particularly 14 year old Missy Franklin, you immediately fall into following the story of development, struggle, and eventual success. You get to see two athletes working closely together but at the same time there's a juxtaposition of hardship and success, youth and experience, and personal struggle versus an almost naive self-confidence. In the end, it's a story of two strong women developing and persevering in their own ways to achieve their goals (and beyond!) and the story of the support system behind any great success.


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