The swimmer
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Wealthy suburbanite Ned Merrill loses everything and, by blocking out the last two or so years of years of his life, he deceives himself that he hasn't lost anything. His deception is revealed as he confronts former friends while swimming from one pool to another on his way to his old home. Some genuinely try to help him. As he proceeds, though, he runs into people who he mistreated in the past, and now speaks hostilely to him. He finally arrives at his old home, which is locked and empty.

Item Details
Cheever, John -- Film adaptations.
Suburbanites -- Connecticut -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Swimmers -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Other Authors:
Columbia Pictures, production company.
Grindhouse Releasing (Firm), film distributor.
Horizon Pictures (G.B.), production company.
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994, actor.
Landgard, Janet, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Cheever, John. Swimmer.
Perry, Eleanor, screenwriter.
Perry, Frank, 1930-1995, film producer, film director.
Rule, Janice, actor.
1 Blu-ray disc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical
video file Blu-Ray A, B, C regions
Target Audience Note:
Blu-ray, A, B, C regions, widescreen (1.85:1); requires Blu-ray player.
Title from container.
Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Based on a story by John Cheever.
Special features: Spectacular new digital restoration created from 4K scans for optimal picture quality; Over 2 1/2 hours of documentary featureetes; The original New Yorker short story read by author John Cheever; Liner notes by legenary director Stuart Gordon (re-animator); Rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes; Extensive still galleries, trailers, and TV spots.
Director of photography, David L. Quaid ; film editors, Sidney Katz, Carl Lerner, Pat Somerset ; music, Marvin Hamlisch.
English dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles.
Link to PAC
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