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The Swimmer (1968)

A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as he can all over a quiet suburban town.
(PG, 95 min.)


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Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. 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 nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. [Grindhouse Releasing]

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
Director(s):Frank PerrySydney Pollack(uncredited)
Genre: Drama

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"Enigmatic, poetic, and disturbing."

— Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

"Burt Lancaster is superb in his finest performance."

— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"As do few movies, The Swimmer stays in the memory like an echo that never quite disappears."

— Vincent Canby, New York Times