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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

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Greg Louganis (book), Eric Marcus (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Lopez ... Greg Louganis (as Mario López)
Michael Murphy ... Pete Louganis
Jeffrey Meek ... Tom Barrett
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Frances Louganis
Aki Aleong ... Dr. Sammy Lee
Bruce Weitz ... Ron O'Brien
Patrick David ... Young Greg Louganis
Megan Leitch ... Megan
Jonathan Scarfe ... Keith
Rafael Rojas III Rafael Rojas III ... Greg - Age 9
Fulvio Cecere ... John Anders
Gabrielle Miller ... Despina
Kristina Krapic Kristina Krapic ... Despina - Age 11
Gregor Trpin Gregor Trpin ... Scott
Andrew Francis ... Bully Boy #1
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Storyline

Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus. Written by Eli Boorstein <eli@hotmail.com>

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It's the story of tremendous ups, and for the most part, very well executed downs.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A felszín alatt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actual footage of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, and the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea are used in the film. Actual footage of Greg Louganis diving at the Olympiads and audience reaction is also used in the film. See more »

Quotes

Frances Louganis: [to Greg about his dad] He was born an angry old man.
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Referenced in Wedding Daze (2006) See more »

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they picked the wrong actor.
1 May 2004 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

mario lopez is not gay enough for this movie. and he doesn't act like Greg louganis at all. Watching him on the screen is like watching a straight guy doing drag, it just doesn't feel authentic. And you can just tell when he felt that he needs to act gay, and when he just acted as if he is himself, but not the Louganis. And when he tries to talk like a feminine gay guy, it just doesn't feel nature. So I think that he should stop trying to be gay, he simply can't act like a gay. And his body is more a bodybuilder type, rather than the actual diver type body. However, The casting director picked the right boy and the right teenage actor. The boy can act. And the teenage actor is so obviously gay, and it feels real to see him as Greg. he also has a swimmer's body to match, too.

This is a TV film about a diver, but it doesn't have lots of skin scenes, if you know what i mean. :)


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