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The Swimmer

1968 Rated NR 1hr 34m

Burt Lancaster stars as the titular backstroker in this adaptation of John Cheever's short story about one man's attempt to find meaning in his life. Ned Merrill (Lancaster) wakes up in a haze, confronted (and confounded) by the sterility of his wealthy suburban Connecticut existence. So, he decides to "swim" back to his house via every neighbor's pool along the route. Along the way, memories are evoked, and the "American Dream" is indicted.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French, Korean, Japanese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.