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The Swimmer

1968 Drama

About

Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.

Written by

Eleanor Perry (Writer)
John Cheever (Story)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Ned Merrill
Janet Landgard
as Julie Ann Hooper
Kim Hunter
as Betty Graham
Janice Rule
as Shirley Abbott
Tony Bickley
as Donald Westerhazy
Marge Champion
as Peggy Forsburgh
Nancy Cushman
as Mrs. Halloran
Bill Fiore
as Howie Hunsacker

Lists

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