Olympia

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Mexican TV-soap actress Olympia Miraflores (Carmen Nogales) announces her ambition to compete in the Olympic javelin throw, but her manager Ed Pedernales (Damian Young) and her fans aren't exactly keen on the idea. Swimming across the Rio Grande, Olympia meets Billy Daniel (Jason Andrews), who has no job and lives in Laredo with his mother (Patricia Fiske). Billy begins coaching Olympia, but his angry mom becomes furious over the idea. After she throws him out of the house, leaving him with only a cookie jar of pocket change, Billy escalates his rulebook regimen for the actress-athlete into an intensive training schedule. Shown at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival.

Cast

Jason Andrews
as Bill Daniels
Damian Young
as Ed Pedernales
Carmen Nogales
as Olympia Miraflores
Patricia Fiske
as Bill's Mother
James Black
as Motel Manager
Lee Hunsacker
as Librarian
Joe Stevens
as Whistle Man
Mark Miks
as Cowboy
Samara Paysse
as Border Guard
Bill Stott
as Hot Dog
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