The Swimmer (PG)
The plotWell-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.
Wed May 15, 1968
Cast and crew
Roger Lewis, Frank Perry
Pat Somerset, Sidney Katz, Carl Lerner
Tony Bickley, Marge Champion, Janice Rule, Kim Hunter, Bill Fiore, Nancy Cushman, Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard