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      Swimfan

      PG-13 Released Sep 6, 2002 1 hr. 24 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      15% 93 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison Bell (Erika Christensen). Madison, the new girl in town, quickly sets her sights on the impressionable Ben. While their first few meetings are innocent enough, the obsessive and seductive Madison wants more ... much more. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 05 Buy Now

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      A Fatal Attraction rip-off, Swimfan is a predictable, mediocre thriller.

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      Jason A It was pretty good. The dumb ass fail to turn down temptation and the devil play with his life. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I like the film! A modern Fatal Attraction but a very good teenage love/ obsession film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a product of its time but it's pretty weak. The story is wildly predictable, things feel rushed, none of the performances are good, and it's all just really cheesy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review George M 1.5 bags-one bag 'cause Erika Christensen is pretty good in this movie. The other half bag? Because I don't know what's become of her, and it makes me sad:( She's a good actor, and I never see her around. This movie was another stalker rip-off, and it was predictable big time. Plus, nobody really cares about swimming anyway. It's a fun activity, but it's more for Olympians. It should have been like "Basketball Fan," or even a sequel to the great Oscar-snubbed "The Fan" with Wesley Pipes and RDN. But what do I know? Nothing, it seems. Despite this hard work reviewing so many movies, RT will not give me Super Reviewer status. Is it because you think my reviews aren't good RT? Why do you hate what I have to say so much when I'm just an average bro tryna give me two cents? Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 09/28/20 Full Review steve d There is some effective tension but there is no reason to pull for our lead so why would I care? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I hated this film because it was a rip off to " Fatal Attraction " its pretty much watching the same thing but in a teenager way. It was not a good film, I don't understand why people liked this film, but for me it was trash, straight rip off. So for this not being one of my favorite movies to watch and for being one of the worst movies that I have seen, I give " Swimfan " an F. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Haven't we all seen this already? Too many times? Rated: 2/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Director John Polson mutes the conservative sexual politics of the original film, focusing on the lightweight, efficient suspense story. Feb 8, 2008 Full Review Sheila Norman-Culp Associated Press It would be so easy for an actress to overplay this role, to morph into high camp, but Christensen stays icy cool. Feb 8, 2008 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast An erotic thriller that is neither erotic nor thrilling. Fatal Attraction, this ain't. Rated: 2/5 Dec 29, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens A painful bellyflop from beginning to end, John Polson, in his first major directorial outing, and novice screenwriters Charles F. Bohl and Phillip Schneider, leave the film floundering in deep waters with no life preservers or life boats in sight. Nov 15, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews A decent (if completely forgettable) thriller... Rated: 3/4 Mar 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison Bell (Erika Christensen). Madison, the new girl in town, quickly sets her sights on the impressionable Ben. While their first few meetings are innocent enough, the obsessive and seductive Madison wants more ... much more.
      Director
      John Polson
      Executive Producer
      Fisher Stevens, Tim Williams
      Screenwriter
      Charles F. Bohl, Phillip Schneider
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Forrest Films, GreeneStreet Films Inc., Further Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Disturbing Images|Mature Thematic Elements|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 6, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $28.6M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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