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When 16-year-old Danny Kelly wins a scholarship to an elite boys school, it brings him one step closer to his dream – winning gold at the Olympics. Under the charge of respected Coach Frank Torma and friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the beloved ‘Barracuda’. But with all of Australia watching can ‘Barracuda’ live up to their expectations and realize his dream?

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Robert Connolly
Blake Ayshford  Belinda Chayko
Tony Ayres  Amanda Higgs
Dir. of Photography:
Stefan Duscio
Elias Anton - Matt Nable - Rachel Griffiths - Benjamin Kindon - Victoria Haralabidou - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor - Tilda Cobham-Hervey - Andrew Creer - Rhys Mitchell - Joe Kloeck

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  • TV Week Logie Awards
  • AWGIE Awards

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