Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0027616927354
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Swimming Upstream: The Making of a Champion" featurette; Deleted scenes; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geoffrey Rush Harold Fingleton
Judy Davis Dora Fingleton
Jesse Spencer Tony Fingleton
Tim Draxl John Fingleton
David Hoflin Harry Fingleton Jr.
Craig Horner Ronald Fingleton
Brittany Byrnes Diane Fingleton
Deborah Kennedy Billie
Mark Hembrow Tommy
Mitchell Dellevergin Young Tony
Thomas Davidson Young John
Kain O'Keefe Young Harold Jr.
Robert Quinn Young Ronald
Keeara Byrnes Young Diane
Des Drury Mack
Melissa Thomas Dawn Fraser
Dawn Fraser Dawn Fraser's coach
Remi Broadway Murray Rose
Murray Rose Reporter

Technical Credits
Russell Mulcahy Director
Chris Anderson Stunts
Howard Baldwin Producer
Karen Baldwin Producer
Greg Burgmann Sound/Sound Designer
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director
Marcus D'Arcy Editor
Laurie Faen Art Director
Anthony Fingleton Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Ford Production Designer
Reinhold Heil Score Composer
William J. Immerman Executive Producer
Johnny Klimek Score Composer
Andrew Mason Producer
Martin McGrath Cinematographer
Nick Morton Co-producer
Andrew Plain Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Pompian Producer
Ann Robinson Casting
Gamila Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Angus Strathie Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Ward Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Mum & Dad [:08]
2. Bolt-Hole [5:58]
3. Breakfast in Bed [5:52]
4. Frist Competition [6:10]
5. Shipyard Strike [5:19]
6. Damaged [5:06]
7. Lion's Den [6:34]
8. Loser [6:39]
9. "Small Change in Plan" [6:03]
10. Drinking Contest [7:02]
11. Perchance to Dream [5:12]
12. The Champion [5:51]
13. The Trials [5:22]
14. Silver [6:38]
15. "My Hero" [6:01]
16. True Strength/End Credits [6:55]

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