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The Swimmer

Released 1968
Distributor Columbia Pictures Corporation

Monied suburbanites take another hit in this 1968 drama about the waterlogged journey of one man in search of an endless pool party. Directed by Frank Perry and based on a story by John Cheever, Burt Lancaster stars along with Janice Rule. Squabbles between star and director eventually put the troubled production in the hands of Sydney Pollack.

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About Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas is an actress, writer, director, and also the granddaughter of two-time Academy Award-winning actor Melvyn Douglas. Some of her memorable film roles include Goodfellas, Cape Fear, To Die For, Grace of My Heart, Stir of Echoes, Ghost World and others that did very well in Sweden. Illeana created and starred in the multi-award winning web-series Easy to Assemble for IKEA. She is directing the feature Love Is Funny based on her original script. It’s a comedy, yes. Illeana is the host of Trailblazing Women on Turner Classic Movies. Her memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper: Stories Lived In And Out Of The Movies, is available now. She hosts the I Blame Dennis Hopper Podcast, available on iTunes and everywhere else podcasts can be streamed and downloaded.