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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

Spin-off Waterboys (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

IRRESISTIBLEMENT
Music by Jean Renard
Lyrics by Georges Aber
Performed by Sylvie Vartan
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Take any Micky and Judy movie.. Add water and five Japanese schoolboys...
26 November 2001 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

Five adorable and well-meaning misfits at a Japanese high school try to organize a synchronized swimming team, but their early efforts at a routine end in disaster. They persevere, and with the help of a Dolphin Trainer from the local aquarium they eventually get it right and earn the respect of their peers.


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