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Series cast summary:
Elias Anton ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2016
Matt Nable ...  Torma 4 episodes, 2016
Ben Kindon Ben Kindon ...  Martin / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Victoria Haralabidou ...  Stephanie 4 episodes, 2016
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ...  Neal 4 episodes, 2016
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Rachel Griffiths ...  Mrs. Taylor 4 episodes, 2016
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Danny Kelly is a talented swimmer attends a prestigious Melbourne private school on a sporting scholarship. Working class, half Greek and half Scottish, he cops his fair share of harassment from the privileged students. Danny yearns to win swimming gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He is taken under the wing of highly regarded coach, Frank Torma and develops a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor which inspire Danny to become Australia's youngest swimming champion.

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Australia

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English | Greek

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10 July 2016 (Australia) See more »

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Барракуда See more »

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Great work
15 July 2016 | by ngrace-1See all my reviews

I am not a fan of this writer, every time I start to read his books, I only get a third through. However it was a great production by the ABC and full credit to cast crew and writers. Loved the shots in the pool, and in particular Danny's mother who gave a wonderful and truly authentic portrayal of the European mum committed to family and life of her children. I'm not sure how much the miniseries deviates from book, but if end meaning is the same, then it was great. Not everyone is into sport, or can be a winner, and when a desire, passion, or dream ceases, it's not hopeless, but an opportunity to look at something else in life. I only hope more people will see that message. There's already too much loss of hope in the hearts of many in this world.


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