Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley.
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Clad throughout in nothing but a pair of swimming trunks, Lancaster's 'odyssey' is on view as he makes his way home via the pools of his neighbors in the Connecticut suburbs. At each stop we learn more about him until by the end his self-confidence has been exposed as a sham & his near-nakedness is apt as he is stripped of his dignity. A fascinating film that teeters on the brink of absurdity but never topples over..