Alex - 1992
Isambard Productions/Total Films - 105 min.
DVD UPC # 9317731023286
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-