Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. Based on the acclaimed short story by John Cheever, and directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFEMOMMIE DEAREST), THE SWIMMER is a film like no other, a feature-length TWILIGHT ZONE episode by way of THE NEW YORKER.


Review:

  • Burt Lancaster is superb in his finest performance. Four stars – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
  • Totally engrossing, thanks to its very strangeness, and to the superb performances and vivd location photography. Five stars – Geoff Andrew, Time Out New York
  • Grim, disturbing and sometimes funny…the film has the shape of an open-ended hallucination – Vincent Canby, The New York Times
  • A strange, stylized work, a brilliant and disturbing one – Roger Ebert