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A new film project taking the Livingstone Brothers’ “Blood over Water” book about the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and making it into a movie prompted us to check out the best and worst of films featuring rowing or sculling.

Most of us have seen The Social Network and bemoaned the poor quality of both the script and the rowing in other films (Sliding Doors and Sommer Sturm spring to mind).  Why can’t someone make a truely engaging rowing film that has a strong story line, a good cast and some extras who can actually row properly?

Two good compilation lists of rowing in the movies row2k and the Tideway Slug.  Both make very entertaining reading for your lunch break.

Or watch the trailer below and form your own views.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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