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Year: 2005
USA: Focus Features
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Jamie Sives, Billy Boyd, Sean McGinley, Ron Cook, Jodhi May, Benedict Wong, Paul Ritter, Shaun Digwall, Anne Marie Timoney
Director: Gaby Dellal
Country: UK
USA & UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 7 April 2006 (Limited Release
UK Release Date: 2 September 2005
UK Distributor


Frank (Peter Mullan) is a hard-working 55 year-old, respected in his local community, who suddenly finds himself without a job. For the first time in his life, Frank is without direction. When his friend Danny (Billy Boyd) jokes that on a clear day he could swim to France, an idea is planted in Frank's mind.

Concealing his plans from his loving wife Joan (Brenda Blethyn) Frank determines to put his life back together by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - to swim the English Channel. In so doing he cements a broken relationship with his grown up son, Rob (Jamie Sives).

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