Alex - 1992
Isambard Productions/Total Films - 105 min.
DVD UPC # 9317731023286 (NZ); 8010020045433 (IT); 5021456132942 (AU)
Cast: Lauren Jackson, Chris Haywood, Josh Picker, Catherine Godbold, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grant Tilly.
Screenplay: Ken Catran (from a book by Tessa Duder); Photography: Donald Duncan; Music: Todd Hunter; Producers: Tom Parkinson, Phil Gerlach; Director: Megan Simpson.
Alex is a promising young swimmer who also would like to be an ordinary teenage girl. When her likely place in New Zealand's 1960 Olympic Games team is seriously challenged by new arrival Maggie, Alex refuses to give up her other interests to devote her life to swimming. On top of her casual approach to training, Alex gets a broken leg in a hockey match and it seems that she will never catch up to the dedicated Maggie, who is given every advantage by her wealthy mother.
Censor Rating: G - Review rating: B-
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