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

and we need to ride next to him.

So iust, you know,

anything that can putter along beside.

-You're swimming to New York City?


ls it some sort of charity-type of thing,

or a dollar-a-mile or something?

Not really.


Well, l got an old whaler with

an old 70-horsepower engine.

Couldn't outrun a turtle.


2,400 bucks.

Sounds reasonable.

Yeah, l believe that's the going rate

for old boats with weak engines.


You folks done much boating before?



l have.

l went to summer camp on Lake George,

and we had waterskiing, we...

Sometimes they let us steer the boat.

Well, this boat couldn't pull a turtle,

much less a skier.

What's with the turtles?

Piloting a boat is a lot different

from driving a car.

But it, um, starts with a key, right?

Yeah. But it's got no brakes, for starters.

Neither did my last car. l think we'll be fine.

How do l look?

Like a total dick. What'd that getup run you?

-Uh, not much. l bought it used.


Let's head up to the very beginning

of the river.

To the dam where the first lock is.

We'll start from there.


Okay, then.

Don't drink the water.

Damn it!


lt's freezing!

Really? Isn't that, uh, your...

Like, your thing?

Doesn't your thing keep you warm?

What thing?

Your outfit.

You know what? l think it's broken.

l'm getting out. It's too cold.

Bullshit you're getting out!

Get used to it and start swimming.

-lt's freezing!

-Your idea, pal.

We didn't come all this way

to get jerked around,

so tuck your cock in your ass

and get moving.



Salvador Sanchez

Arrived and vanished

Only 23

With so much speed

Owning the highway

Mexico 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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