Against the Current

Overview

In this independent drama from writer and director Peter Callahan, Joseph Fiennes stars as Paul, a writer and finance expert who approaches his best friend Jeff (Justin Kirk) with an unusual proposal. When they were kids, Paul and Jeff talked about one day swimming the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, New York, a stretch of 150 miles. Paul has decided he's going to do it, and wants like Jeff to join him, suggesting he follow along in a boat and provide support when it's needed. Paul is puzzled but agrees, and...
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Overview

In this independent drama from writer and director Peter Callahan, Joseph Fiennes stars as Paul, a writer and finance expert who approaches his best friend Jeff (Justin Kirk) with an unusual proposal. When they were kids, Paul and Jeff talked about one day swimming the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, New York, a stretch of 150 miles. Paul has decided he's going to do it, and wants like Jeff to join him, suggesting he follow along in a boat and provide support when it's needed. Paul is puzzled but agrees, and his friend Liz (Elizabeth Reaser) tags along for the ride. But in time Jeff realizes that the final day of Paul's carefully scheduled big swim coincides with the fifth anniversary of the death of Paul's pregnant wife, and Jeff fears that his friend has more in mind that a challenge to himself. Also starring Mary Tyler Moore and Michelle Trachtenberg, Against The Current received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • UPC: 030306955094
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,526

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Fiennes Paul Thompson
Justin Kirk Jeff
Elizabeth Reaser Liz
Mary Tyler Moore
Michelle Trachtenberg
Pell James
Technical Credits
Peter Callahan Director, Screenwriter
Miranda Bailey Executive Producer
Kerry Barden Casting
Wouter Barendrecht Co-producer
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Jonathan Gray Executive Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Sean Kirby Cinematographer
Matthew Leutwyler Executive Producer
Tommaso Ortino Production Designer
Anton Sanko Score Composer
Paul Schnee Casting
Mary Jane Skalski Producer
Michael Taylor Editor
Michael J. Werner Co-producer
Annie Yun Costumes/Costume Designer
Josh Zeman Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Against the Current
1. A Haunted Man [4:19]
2. Accompany Me [6:08]
3. Getting a Boat [5:00]
4. Day One [3:44]
5. The Reason [7:50]
6. Keep On Trucking [5:54]
7. Find a Way [5:58]
8. Rain Delay [6:06]
9. Family Dinner [7:35]
10. Coupling [6:24]
11. The Day After [7:30]
12. Friendly Advice [3:57]
13. You Get Three [4:24]
14. To Hastings [3:43]
15. Get Going [7:33]
16. Salvation [5:07]
17. End Credits [6:43]
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