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Reel Reviews – Swimming With Sharks

Reel Review #38: “Shut up, listen and learn.” This small film, which broke out on video through word of mouth, takes a dark but fun look at life as a Hollywood assistant. Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley turn in memorable roles for first time Director (and former assistant) George Huang. You’ll never confuse Sweet’N Low with Equal again. Loud and nasty, that’s the only way it sticks.”

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Swimming With Sharks (17:01 min 11.7MB)
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10 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Swimming With Sharks”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 C.C. Jun 20th, 2005 at 7:28 am

    Classic Spacey Movie! They guy can hardly do wrong and he plays the prick so well in this film. Definitley a movie that not enough people have heard of and watched!

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Tony Jun 20th, 2005 at 9:10 pm

    Another great review of one of my favorites. I originaly bought this one on vhs and now I think I’ll pick up the 10th anniversary dvd too. After watching this film I never thought of a papercut quite the same way. OUCH!
    Thanks again Michael!

    Tony
    Yorktown, IN

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 mandrake Jun 22nd, 2005 at 10:58 am

    Another great movie (you have impeccable taste) and another great review. I’ll have to go out and buy the 10th Anniversary DVD…and give my old DVD to some lucky soul. Man, they keep coming out with Special Edition DVDs of movies I already bought on DVD years ago. It’s great, but sheesh. ;)

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Steve Bacharach Jun 26th, 2005 at 8:45 am

    I went to high school with director George Huang (Rolling Hills HS, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA). Actually, he was a good friend of my older brother’s. They both graduated in ’86, a couple years before me, but I remember seeing George around quite a bit. He was VERY intelligent, the kind of guy you thought could do just about anything he wanted to.
    Naturally, we heard about Swimming with Sharks very early on, and loved it. I never heard anything more about what George was up to through the grapevine, but clearly one great movie with some great acting does not guarantee a life time of success in the business.

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Dan Jun 26th, 2005 at 10:41 am

    Hello Michael,

    Just listened to your Reel Review on Swimming With Sharks. It’s one of those films that’s very popular within the industry. Did that Sweet & Low scene many times in acting classes and showcases here in Montreal. Thanks for bringing this film back. It really deserves it!

    Dan

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Drew M. Jun 30th, 2005 at 10:04 pm

    Hey great choice! I’d been shown this film before and your show helped me decide to buy it. Your taste in movies mirrors mine on so many accounts. :)
    -Drew M.

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