Directed by Frank Perry, and written by Eleanor Perry, "The Swimmer" (also known as "Uomo a nudo, Un", "Schwimmer, Der") is a Drama film, released in the USA on May 15 of 1968 . Burt Lancaster and Janet Landgard are starring, alongside Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion and Nancy Cushman.
The famed John Cheever short story appeared in the New Yorker and people talked. Now there will be talk again. When you sense this man's vibrations and share his colossal hang-up . . . will you see someone you know, or love? When you feel the body-blow power of his broken dreams, will it reach you deep inside, where it hurts? When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
Who directed "The Swimmer":
The Swimmer was directed by Frank Perry, an American director, producer, actor, and writer.
Before directing The Swimmer, Frank Perry had directed Ladybug Ladybug, released in 1963, David and Lisa (1962). Since, he directed Last Summer, released in 1969, Trilogy (1969), Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Play It As It Lays (1972), Rancho Deluxe (1975), and Mommie Dearest (1981).
What was the release date of "The Swimmer":
The Swimmer was initially released on Wednesday, May 15, 1968, in the United States. Also released on Wednesday, May 15, 1968 have been Battle Beneath the Earth (dir. Montgomery Tully), The Devil's Brigade (dir. Andrew V. McLaglen), and Targets (dir. Peter Bogdanovich). This was fifty-one (51) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, September 18, 1968 in France; Friday, January 17, 1969 in Germany; Thursday, October 31, 1968 in Italy and on Saturday, September 06, 1969 in Japan.
What is the cast of "The Swimmer":
At the casting of The Swimmer we find Burt Lancaster, previously seen in The Scalphunters (1968) and The Professionals (1966); Janet Landgard (Land Raiders (1969)); Janice Rule (The Ambushers (1967), Welcome to Hard Times (1967)) [ more... ]
- Charles Drake and Kim Hunter can both be seen in You Came Along, released in 1945.
What is the Storyline of "The Swimmer":
On a sunny early autumn day in an affluent suburb in Connecticut, Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster), a seemingly successful, appealing and popular middle-aged advertising executive, clad only in swimming trunks, runs through the forest. He walks out of the woods and into the backyard of some old friends sitting by their swimming pool. He chats with them, then he has a sudden idea: he tells his friends he intends to "swim" home across the county by dropping in on friends' swimming pools which form a consecutive [...]
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