Against The Current

Synopsis: Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Peter Callahan
Production: Sundance Selects
  1 win.
98 min


l don't think it'd be very much fun.

-lt might be.

-l don't know.

You finally take some time off...

l think it's really important to him

for some reason.

So you and Paul get to spend

three weeks alone together

and l get to sit here all by myself.

Liz is coming with us, too.

The girl from the bar? Are you kidding me?

She wants to come.


Is Paul sleeping with her or something?


-Are you?


-Then why is she coming?

-Just for fun.

Why didn't you ask me if l wanted to come?

Do you?

-No, it's stupid.

Then don't come.

F*ck you.



-Hmm? Nothing.



Because l feel like getting out of the city, l...

Neither of them.


l'll, uh... l'll call you when we get close.

Three weeks or so.

Yeah, l guess it is a three-week vacation,

if you want to call it that.



Yeah, we'll probably get there

around about 1:

We can drop off the car, head down

to the waterfront and find a boat.

You're really gonna buy a boat?

Yeah, it's easier than trying to rent one.

We'll get a used one or something.

What are you gonna do with it

when we get to the city?

l don't know.

Try to sell it or something, l guess.

How much do boats cost?

l'm not sure. Don't worry about it.

l didn't realize l was traveling

with John D. Rockefeller here.

Which way to the boatyard?

Can l help you?

-We're looking to buy a boat.

Well, you sure can't have one for free!




-What kind of boat?


What kind of boat are you looking for?

Oh, uh, the smallest one you got.

Like a canoe?

A motor boat.

With a weak motor.

-A weak motor?

-Weakest one you got.

He's gonna swim down the river to the city

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Peter Callahan

Peter Wirtz Callahan (born June 1, 1991) is a Belgian-American middle-distance runner who competed for Belgium at the 2016 European Athletics Championships. In the course of his collegiate career, he first studied and ran at Princeton University before going to University of New Mexico. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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