Based on the true story of a youth from Brisbane, Australia, who overcame family dysfunction to become a world-class athlete, director Russell Mulcahy's drama centers on young Tony Fingleton's (Jesse Spencer) relationship with his distant father, Harold (Geoffrey Rush), and the dedication it took to win his respect. Born into a large family and convinced by his father that he will never amount to the achievements of his brothers, Tony attempts to win his father's respect by becoming a champion swimmer. Despite his best efforts to please his father, Tony also begins to realize his own self-worth in the process.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 114min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/04/2005
- DVD Release Date: 05/25/2004
- Distributor(s): MGM/UA
- Themes: Alcoholism,Domestic Abuse,Underdogs,Fathers and Sons,Sibling Relationships,Journey of Self-Discovery
Australia, athlete, champion, dedication, respect, self-worth, swimming
- Country of Origin: USA (02-04-2005)
- Language: English