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Swimming Upstream

Rating:PG-13 (for thematic material involving alcoholism and domestic abuse)
Genre:Drama, Family
Release Date:February 4, 2005
Running time:98 minutes
Cast:Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl, David Hoflin
Director:Russell Mulcahy
Producer:Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Paul Pompian
Writer:Anthony Fingleton, Diane Fingleton
Distributor:Hoyts Distribution

Description: The true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man from a troubled family who found the inner strength to become a champion. Set in 1950s Brisbane, Australia, the family drama centers on Tony, a young man who beats the odds to become a champion swimmer in spite of his overbearing, alcoholic father and long-suffering, but quietly heroic mother. 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 wining his father's heart--and maybe even Olympic gold.

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