Based on the novel of the same name by "The Slap" author, Christos Tsiolkas, "Barracuda" follows Danny Kelly (Elias Anton), a working-class Melbourne teenager who dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Having earned an athletic scholarship at a prestigious private school, Danny hopes that his swimming ability will help him transcend his humble origins and put an end to the daily taunts from his privileged classmates. Obsessed with achieving success no matter the cost, Danny must confront the possibility that his lifelong dream could end in crushing disappointment.
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Jul 31, 2016

Season 1
Episode 4

It's the opening night of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the nation is buzzing with excitement. It's been two years since Danny's public loss and humiliation at the Commonwealth Games and he is still consumed with overwhelming disappointment and anger. He finishes his day at his dead-end job and returns home to the Kelly house where the family feels more fractured than ever. Lifelong friend Demet persuades him to join their friends at the pub but there's no escaping the Olympic fever taking over Melbourne. The final straw comes when he sees a familiar face on the TV parading proudly in the opening ceremony - Wilco. He's made the Olympic team. Danny departs wanting to drown his sorrows. He heads uninvited to the Taylor residence where he's heard there's a party. It soon becomes apparent this is not an Olympic celebration, but Taylor's engagement party. The night takes a turn for the worse and Danny leaves the Taylor home in the back of a police car. When Danny hits rock bottom, Stephanie enlists Torma's help. He offers a helping hand but Danny refuses. Torma finally catches up with Danny and forces him to face one of his greatest fears. He also shares a moment which totally puts life into perspective for the broken young man. Can Danny find redemption for the shame and humiliation of two years ago? And can Torma help him back into the water to swim again?
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