Swimming Upstream

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Swimming Upstream
Swimming Upstream FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Produced by Howard Baldwin
Karen Elise Baldwin
Paul Pompian
Screenplay by Tony Fingleton
Based on Swimming Upstream
by Tony Fingleton
Diane Fingleton
Starring Geoffrey Rush
Judy Davis
Jesse Spencer
Music by Reinhold Heil
Johnny Klimek
Cinematography Martin McGrath
Edited by Marcus D'Arcy
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
27 February 2003
Running time
114 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $769,832[1]

Swimming Upstream is a 2003 Australian biographical drama film written by Tony Fingleton and directed by Russell Mulcahy. It stars Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, and Judy Davis. It shows the life of Fingleton (Spencer) from childhood to adulthood, and dealing with a topsy-turvy family. It is based on Fingleton's autobiography of the same name.

The film also stars Good Game host Steven O'Donnell in a minor role as a lifeguard.



Swimming Upstream received mixed to positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 61% rating with an average score of 5.7/10, sampled from 38 reviews.[2] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 58 out of 100, indicating "mixed or average reviews", based on 14 reviews from critics.[3]

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  1. ^ "Swimming Upstream". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Swimming Upstream". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Swimming Upstream". Metacritic. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 

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