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Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off.

  • Release date:September 21, 2012


Ben Hickernell
Sarah Megan Thomas
Harlan Bosmajian
David Torn
Composer (Music Score)
Phillip J. Bartell
Brian David Cange
James Van Der Beek
Associate Producer
Alysia Reiner
Associate Producer
Sarah Megan Thomas
Executive Producer
Sarah Beers
Costume Designer
Stephanie Holbrook
Casting Director
Brian David Cange
Line Producer

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