The Swimmer

  • 1968
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

Frequently silly but oddly memorable and unsettling, THE SWIMMER is an underrated blend of existential fable and social satire. Based on a New Yorker short story by John Cheever, it's buoyed by the music of a 22-year-old Marvin Hamlisch making his film scoring debut. It's a summer day in suburban Connecticut, and successful advertising executive Ned Merrill...read more

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02:42 — In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban n (more…)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Frequently silly but oddly memorable and unsettling, THE SWIMMER is an underrated blend of existential fable and social satire. Based on a New Yorker short story by John Cheever, it's buoyed by the music of a 22-year-old Marvin Hamlisch making his film sco… (more)

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