Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Bullied as a child and misunderstood by his adoptive father (Michael Murphy), Greg Louganis (Mario Lopez) nevertheless trains hard as a diver and eventually wins Olympic gold. But his victories do not make his personal life any easier. He endures a tumultuous relationship with his lover/manager Tom Barrett (Jeff Meek), from whom he contracts HIV. Tom dies of AIDS, and Louganis resolves to come out publicly as a homosexual athlete before going on to win still more medals in the 1988 Olympics.

Cast: Mario López, Michael Murphy, Rosemary Dunsmore, Jeffrey Meek, Megan Leitch, Jonathan Scarfe, Fulvio Cecere, Patrick David

Director: Steve Stern

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1970s, Rise, Growing up, 1980s, Emotional