Tuesday
24
May
7.15pm
Back Swimmer, The
 
Tue
24
May
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 7.15pm
Burt Lancaster season
  • Drama
  • 1968
  • U.S.A
  • Colour
  • 95 mins.
 
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Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merill, who begins his day with a lap in a friend's pool. Realising that his Connecticut suburb is full of backyard pools which lead all the way to his house he attempts to swim all the way home, confronting incidents from his life along the way. Widely regarded as one of Burt Lancaster's finest performances, The Swimmer is a haunting and moving drama about shattered American Dreams and is a hidden movie gem of the 1960s.

Director:

 
Frank Perry & Sydney Pollack (uncredited)

Screenplay:

 
Eleanor Perry, from the short story by John Cheever

Cast:

 
Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion, Nancy Cushman, Bill Fiore

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