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Waterboys (2001)

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writers:

Yasushi Fukuda (screenplay), Shinobu Yaguchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Suzuki
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Sato
Akifumi Miura Akifumi Miura ... Ohta
Kôen Kondô ... Kanazawa
Takatoshi Kaneko Takatoshi Kaneko ... Saotome
Aya Hirayama Aya Hirayama ... Shizuko Kiuchi
Kaori Manabe Kaori Manabe ... Mrs. Sakuma
Takashi Kawamura Takashi Kawamura ... Ikeuchi
Hiroshi Matsunaga Hiroshi Matsunaga ... Mochizuki
Yûya Nishikawa Yûya Nishikawa ... Sakamoto
Katsuyuki Yamazaki Katsuyuki Yamazaki ... Yama-chan
Taiyô Sugiura Taiyô Sugiura ... Taiyô
Koutarou Tanaka Koutarou Tanaka ... Koutarou
Makoto Ishihara Makoto Ishihara ... Makoto
Naoshi Saitô Naoshi Saitô ... Naoshi
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hablegények See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Waterboys 2005 Natsu (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

ONLY YOU
Music by Ande Rand
Lyrics by Buck Ram
Performed by The King Tones
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A positive and upbeat sports comedy
16 October 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about five students from a boys school getting into the synchronised swimming team.

"Waterboys" is a positive sports comedy. The five students have quite different personalities, but they all pursue a common goal of excelling at synchronised swimming, which is something they have never dreamed of doing. I thought it might be hard to fill up the screen time as most of the film is about how they train, yet it never feels boring. in fact, there are many funny moments standing out from a positive and upbeat background. The ending, which is their performance, is spectacular. I hope there will be more films like this.


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