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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

TV Movie | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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.See moreBreaking 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 See less
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Greg Louganis (book "Breaking the Surface") | Eric Marcus (book "Breaking the Surface") | Alan Hines
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Mar 19, 1997 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Mario Lopez
Greg Louganis (as Mario López) Greg Louganis (as Mario López)   See fewer
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Michael Murphy
Pete Louganis Pete Louganis   See fewer
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Jeffrey Meek
Tom Barrett Tom Barrett   See fewer
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Rosemary Dunsmore
Frances Louganis Frances Louganis   See fewer
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Aki Aleong
Dr. Sammy Lee Dr. Sammy Lee   See fewer
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Bruce Weitz
Ron O'Brien Ron O'Brien   See fewer
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Patrick David
Young Greg Louganis Young Greg Louganis   See fewer
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Rafael Rojas III
Greg - Age 9 Greg - Age 9   See fewer
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Fulvio Cecere
John Anders John Anders   See fewer
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Gabrielle Miller
Despina Despina   See fewer
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Kristina Krapic
Despina - Age 11 Despina - Age 11   See fewer
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Andrew Francis
Bully Boy #1 Bully Boy #1   See fewer
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Nathan Evans
Bully Boy #2 Bully Boy #2   See fewer
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Noah Dennis
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David Lewis
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Patricia Idlette
Social Worker Social Worker   See fewer
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Kasper Michaels
Reporter '76 Reporter '76   See fewer
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Stewart Laine
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Jim Thorburn
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Douglas Chapman
Klaus Dibiasi (as Doug Chapman) Klaus Dibiasi (as Doug Chapman)   See fewer
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Christine Anton
Aunt Virginia Aunt Virginia   See fewer
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Jessica Van der Veen
Woman in Store Woman in Store   See fewer
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Girl #1 Girl #1   See fewer
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Johnna Wright
Clinician Clinician   See fewer
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Scott Vickaryous
Cold Diver Cold Diver   See fewer
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Donna Yamamoto
Attorney Attorney   See fewer
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Dan Pelchat
Bigot Diver Bigot Diver   See fewer
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Dean McKenzie
Press Room Reporter Press Room Reporter   See fewer
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Dale Wilson
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Sean Allen
Jim Puffer Jim Puffer   See fewer
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June B. Wilde
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Bart Anderson
Coach #1 Coach #1   See fewer
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Heather Cashmore
Greg's Neighbor Greg's Neighbor   See fewer
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Jesse Moss
14 Year Old Boy 14 Year Old Boy   See fewer
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Father Father   See fewer
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Alex Zahara
Competitive Swimmer Competitive Swimmer   See fewer
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Jimmy Carter
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greg Louganis
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Lou Richards
Sports Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Sports Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 624 votes