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Directed by John Polson
Produced by Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.
John Penotti
Written by Charles F. Bohl
Phillip Schneider
Starring Jesse Bradford
Erika Christensen
Shiri Appleby
Clayne Crawford
Jason Ritter
Dan Hedaya
Music by Score by Louis Febre Themes: John Debney
Cinematography Giles Nuttgens
Editing by Sarah Flack
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) September 6, 2002
Running time 85 min.
Budget $10,000,000

Swimfan is a 2002 American Erotic thriller film directed by John Polson and written by Charles F. Bohl and Phillip Schneider. Considered a Fatal Attraction for a teenage audience, the film stars contemporary youth icons Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, and Shiri Appleby. Early trailers form the film listed it as SwimFan85, the screen name of Christensen's character. The 85, the year the character was supposedly born, was dropped before the theatrical release to not date the film.



Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) is a high-school jock who once had a "drug problem" (not specified in the film). An aspiring Olympian, Ben is training to impress a visiting athletic scout from Stanford University. Ben is dating a girl named Amy Miller (Shiri Appleby) and works with his mother at the local hospital. A new girl named Madison Bell (Erika Christensen) transfers to Ben's school and immediately begins to seduce him, eventually convincing him to have sexual intercourse with her in a pool. Ben considers the event a one-night stand, but Madison insists that the two continue to be together. Ben, after reflection, finally rejects her in favor of his girlfriend. The possessive Madison becomes obsessed with Ben and turns his life into a living hell as she stalks him, even managing to become friendly with Amy and Ben's mother. After Ben conclusively tells Madison that he wants nothing to do with her because he is with Amy, the "horror" truly begins as Madison reveals that she has a violent streak and will never let him go – even in the face of death.



The total box office gross was $28,303,771. The film opened at #1 on its opening weekend.


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