The Swimmer [DVD] (1968) *VERY VERY RARE NEW*

The Swimmer [DVD] (1968) *VERY VERY RARE NEW*

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THE SWIMMER takes place in an affluent Connecticut suburb and, for Ned Merrill (Academy Award(r) Winner, Burt Lancaster, Best Actor Elmer Gantry 1960) it is where he confronts all of his dreams … and deceptions. According to Judith Crist of the “The Today Show”, “Burt Lancaster gives the best performance of his career” as Ned the troubled suburbanite who one summer morning decides to “swim” home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several women from his past: a tempestuous teenage girl (Janet Landgard), teetering at the edge of adolescence and womanhood; his embittered ex-mistress (Janice Rule); and the sensual wife of an old friend (Kim Hunter). Ned’s journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to an empty house … and to a startling self-revelation.

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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.
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Directed by Frank Perry
Sydney Pollack (uncredited - scenes with Janice Rule)[1]
Produced by Frank Perry
Roger Lewis
Sam Spiegel (uncredited)
Written by Eleanor Perry
Based on "The Swimmer"
(short story)
in The New Yorker (1964)
by John Cheever
Starring Burt Lancaster
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Cinematography David L. Quaid
Edited by Sidney Katz
Carl Lerner
Pat Somerset
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 15, 1968 (New York City)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 7.3 in

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