• The Swimmer (2000)

The Swimmer

Release Date: March 26th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2003

PG |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures, until a final visit with an old flame (Janice Rule) leaves him devastated.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion, Bill Fiore, Kim Hunter, Joan Rivers

Director: Frank Perry , Sydney Pollack

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Fall , 1960s , Quest , Friend