Swimming Upstream

Genre:  Drama, Family
Release year:  2004

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Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer


In 1950s Brisbane, Australia, Tony Fingleton (Jesse Spencer) beats the odds to become a champion swimmer in spite of his overbearing, alcoholic father (Geoffrey Rush) and long-suffering but quietly heroic mother (Judy Davis). Overshadowed in his father's eyes by his brothers, it's only when Tony displays an extraordinary swimming talent that he feels he has a shot at winning his father's heart -- and maybe even Olympic gold.

Based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Fingleton.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Paul Pompian
Screenplay: Anthony Fingleton

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