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Four-time world record-holding endurance swimmer [[Performer~P577772~Martin Strel~martinstrel]] attempts to swim all 3,375 miles of the mighty Amazon River as filmmaker [[Performer~P479214~John Maringouin~johnmaringouin]] follows him on every stroke of his treacherous and fantastic journey. Over the course of 66 grueling days, the hard-drinking, overweight, 52-year-old [[Performer~P577772~Strel~martinstrel]] draws on sheer willpower to accomplish his lofty goal as a hand-picked group of faith-healers, outsiders, and drunks cheer him along from the shoreline. The resulting film not only focuses on the trials that [[Performer~P577772~Strel~martinstrel]] endured on his record-breaking swim, but also draws much-needed attention to the Amazon Rainforest -- a landscape that faces an uncertain future due to the combined stresses of progress and pollution. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 7, 2009

Crew

John Maringouin
Director
John Maringouin
Producer
Molly Hassell
Producer
Kevin Ragsdale
Producer
Rich Ragsdale
Producer
Maria Florio
Producer
John Maringouin
Screenwriter
John Maringouin
Cinematographer
Rich Ragsdale
Composer (Music Score)
John Maringouin
Editor
Roger M. Mayer
Co-producer
Mickey Cottrell
Executive Producer
John Easterling
Executive Producer
Olivia Newton-John
Executive Producer
Edward Saxon
Co-Executive Producer
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