Swimming Upstream (2005)


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The true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man from a troubled family who found the inner strength to become a champion. Set in 1950s Brisbane, Australia, the family drama centers on Tony, a young man who beats the odds to become a champion swimmer in spite of his overbearing, alcoholic father and long-suffering, but quietly heroic mother. Overshadowed in his father's eyes by his brothers, it's only when Tony displays an extraordinary swimming talent that he feels he has a shot at wining his … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving alcoholism and domestic abuse)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert J. Emery, Anthony Fingleton, Diane Fingleton
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On DVD: Mar 21, 2006
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as Harold Fingleton

as Dora Fingleton

as Tony Fingleton

as John Fingleton

as Harold Fingleton Jr

as Ronald Fingleton

as Diane Fingleton

as Young John

as Young Harold Jr.

as Young Ronald

as Young Diane

as Dawn Fraser

as Dawn Fraser's coach

as Murray Rose

as Reporter

as Teddy Benevides

as Morris Bird III

as Sandra Bird

as Morris Bird II

as Julie Sutton
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | August 19, 2010
Time Out
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Management of tone is everything in tales this sentimental, and Swimming Upstream is ploddingly obvious and mawkish -- all desultory domestic scenes and bad monologues.

Full Review… | October 5, 2004
Entertainment Today

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