The Swimmer

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Well-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.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Wednesday May 15 1968
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Perry
Screenwriter: Eleanor Perry
Cast: Janet Landgard
Burt Lancaster
Nancy Cushman
Bill Fiore
Kim Hunter
Janice Rule
Marge Champion
Tony Bickley
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