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Carried Away (1996)

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Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosealee Henson
Catherine Wheeler
Joseph's Mother
Doctor Evans
Robert Henson
Lily Henson
Alissa Alban ...
School Board Superintendent
E.J. Morris ...
School Board Woman
School Board Man


Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, when 17-year old beauty enrolls in his class, Joseph would soon end up in her arms. After that, Joseph is torn between the passion and feeling that he is doing something wrong. Written by Dragan Antulov <>

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No love is safe from desire. See more »


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for nudity, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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31 May 1996 (Greece)  »

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Acts of Love  »

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$156,975 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Both Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving have full frontal nude scenes in the film. See more »


When Catherine's parents come to Joseph's house, the hall clock reads 8:35. When Catherine shows up just after her parents leave, the same clock now reads 7:35. See more »


[On being a spurned middle aged lover]
Rosalee Henson: I'm not going to get another chance.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 April 1996 (1996) See more »


Written by Tab Benoit
Published by Justice Artists Music Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Tab Benoit
Courtesy of Justice Record Co., Inc.
Under license by Justice Music Corporation
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One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen
6 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carried Away is nothing short of a masterpiece. Every single scene and piece of dialog in this film has a solid purpose. The camera work is the so gentle and subtle it crosses over from camera work to camera art. Every actor on screen is perfectly cast. The story of a Midwest farmer in the early 1960's whose life is jolted out of a monotony of safe boredom and into a dangerous moral dilemma. Not the kind of danger we see these days like CGI robots from the future, but the real danger of your entire life as you know it crumbling in front of you and your helpless to stop it, or yourself. The story unfolds before you like the slow blooming of a flower and in the first ten minutes I was so gripped by the subtle nuances, I felt like I was transported to the small town of Howardsville. I simply cannot say enough about this film. Watch it and you'll understand.

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