About

Well-off ad man Ned Merrill 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 fail...

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Directed by

Frank Perry

Written by

Eleanor Perry (Screenplay)
John Cheever (Story)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?

Cast

Keywords

neighbor swimming pool pool party swimmer based on short story connecticut

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