Synopsis: New Jersey high school senior Ben Cronin is a former juvenile delinquent, whose past criminal behavior was fueled by and for drug use. He credits the support of his now long time girlfriend Amy Miller and getting into competitive swimming as the primary reasons for turning his life around, which includes working part-time at the hospital where his single mother works. He has become the star swimmer of his high school team, so much so that scouts from Stanford University are coming in a week's time to watch Ben swim. Ben has a new swim fan in Madison Bell, a recent transfer student to Ben's high school. Despite Ben making it clear that he is in a committed relationship, Madison seduces him, the seduction to which he succumbs. They agree afterward that their encounter was a one-time only event, but Ben slowly comes to the realization that despite Madison's assertions to the contrary, she has more in mind with him. He feels her constant unspoken threats to expose their tryst and ultimatel
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): John Polson
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Hey, Mickey.

- Don't tell Mom.

- Don't tell me what?

Nothing. I forgot to go

to the store. No milk.

Fresh one down in the fridge.

What's that you got

behind your back?

Mom, you should've

seen his face.

You're a pushover, young man.

- Good morning, sir.

- Hey, Ben.

- Sit down.

- Sure.

- How do you feel?

- Good.

- Did you swim this morning?

- Yeah.

What are your holding

for your hundreds?

Fifty plus on the minute-thirty.

Not bad.

I can get it under 45, I think.

Can you do it in time

for the Fillmore meet?


Stanford scouts are flying down.

For the next 8 days,

I want you living in that pool.

And when you're not swimming,

I want you thinking about it.

I want you dreaming about it.

- You hear me?

- Yeah.

I don't mean to put any

undue pressure on you.

What are we talking about here,

your entire future?

Right. Right.

Go and change.

Alright. Thank you.

California boy, can I

have your autograph?


- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

- Nervous?

- Yeah, a little bit.

- You're gonna kick ass.

- I hope so.

That is, until I outswim

your little punk ass.

And those scouts forget your name

and grant me the scholarship.

I just remembered why

we broke up, Josh.

You couldn't handle me in bed.

No, because you're an a**hole.

Ben just got good news.

The response is congratulations.

You're right.

Congratulations, d*ckhead.

- Let's not be mature today.

- I'm all for that.

Let's make it Opposite Day

and everybody be immature.

Hey, watch it!

Forget about it.

Hey, Dante.

He's crazy. He's a freak.

- Hey, congrats.

- Thanks.

- So...

- So?

It might actually happen?

Can you picture it?

Me in California?

- And me in Rhode Island.

- Yeah.

- That's 3,000 miles.

- I know how many miles it is.

- I love you.

- I love you too.

Nothing is going to change that.

- I bought you something.

- What?

Open it first.

- That is so beautiful.

- You're beautiful.

- You're so beautiful.

- Thank you.

I would even be here if it

wasn't for you believing in me.

This is a ploy to get laid.

Is it working?

Excuse me?

I can't get this thing open

and I'm late for English.

Do you think you could...?

I can take a look, yeah.

They gave me the combination, but...

I don't need it. I just need...

...that, right there.

- This?

Thank you.

Can't let you be late

on your first day.

Is it that obvious?

Thank you so much.

- Here.

- Keep it.

You never know when

I might need saving again.

I'm Madison Bell.

Ben Cronin. Hi.

What the letter for, Ben Cronin?

The letter is for swimming,

Madison Bell.

- Are you good?

- I'm okay, yeah.

See you around.

- See you.

- Bye.

- There's my swim champ.

- Mom...

Better get started with Mr. Tillman.

He's been asking for you.

Ben! Give me some good news.

Scouts are coming next week.

Girl Scouts?

No, swim scouts, from Stanford,

to see me.

I asked you to find me a woman.

It's hard to find anyone in

your age bracket still breathing.

Here you go.

I almost forgot...

That's my boy!

Anything else?

You guys okay?

- Did you miss me?

- Like crazy.

Wait. I've been thinking.

What if I didn't go to

Rhode Island next year?

What do you mean?

What if I went to Berkeley instead?

We'd be closer when you

go to Stanford and...

- We could get an apartment.

- Amy.

- I haven't gotten in yet.

- But you will.

If you hate the idea, it's okay.

No, are you kidding?

It's a great idea.

- Really?

- Really. It's a great idea.

Morning, Benjamin.

- A little early for you, isn't it?

- Yes, it is.

I thought I'd get a little

lane time in before the rush.

Got to look good for the scouts.

Yeah, right.

I know they'll be looking at you,

but the rest of us

will be in the pool.

The more the merrier, buddy.

So... Madison Bell.


She's a senior, originally

from down South.

I plan to hear that Southern accent

when she moans my name.

Or when she applies

the restraining order.

- Do you want to hear or not?

- Sure. What's up?

The reason she's up here

is her family's in Europe.

She's staying here with her cousin.

Guess who her cousin is.

- Who is her cousin?

- Christopher Dante.

You're set. He loves you.

He's gonna put in a good word.

- Do you think he would, seriously?

- He really would.

- Think about it.

- No! No!


I'm sorry. Are you okay?

- I'm fine.

- Are you sure?

- No, don't worry about it.

- I didn't see you.

- Really, it's all right.

- Here, here.

Thanks. It's okay.

- Let me give you a ride.

- No, I'm fine.

It's the least I can do.

- I'm fine.

- Please? I insist.

- Well, if you insist.

- I do. Come on.

I wasn't looking at the road.

I thought I saw somebody I knew.

That way?

How's that for service?

You're a handy guy to have around.

Yeah, handy all over the place.

See you at school.

See you at school.

Handy all over the place.

What is that?

It's a boy.


Hi, Madison. This is Ben Cronin.

You left your notebook in my car.

Pretty sharp. Got a date?

It's just pants and a shirt.

I'll be back in half an hour.

How's it going?

You don't have to be nice to me.

She's already going out with you.

No, we're not going out.

I'm just returning her notebook.

I'll take it.

No reason to hold you up.

I'm sure you've got

more important things to do.


Why didn't you tell me

I had a visitor?

I had to get out of there.

It's so stifling.

You okay?

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