Swimming Upstream

2003, Movie, PG-13, 114 mins

Swimming Upstream
Based on the autobiographical novel by Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton and directed by Russell Mulcahy, this '50s-era inspirational story of surviving family dysfunction is oddly soft given that alcoholism, poverty and the poisonous legacy of child abuse figure so prominently. The second of five children born to seething Brisbane dockworker Harold Fingleton (Geoffrey Rush) and his long-suffering wife, Dora (Judy Davis), studious and musical Tony (Mitchell Dellevergin) is regularly pummeled by his older brother, Harold Jr. (Kain O'Keefe) and belittled by his father. The way to Harold's heart is through sports, and Tony doesn't measure up. But the Fingleton siblings ...
Released: 2003 Rated: PG-13 Length: 114 mins

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