Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The real-life story of Olympic diver Greg Louganis is chronicled in this made-for-television drama. Mario Lopez stars as Louganis, an adopted child who went through a difficult adolescence, only to emerge as a world-class diver in the 1988 Olympics. After a notorious diving injury during those games, Louganis went on to win two gold medals. After the games ended though, Louganis was forced to face an even more challenging period and go public with his homosexuality and deal with his HIV-positive status. The film is based on the book of the same name.




diver, gold-medal, HIV, homosexual, Olympic-Games, injury