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Amy Foster (1997)
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amy Foster
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Yanko Gooral
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Dr. James Kennedy
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Miss Swaffer
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Mr. Swaffer
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Mr. Smith
Fiona Victory ...
Mrs. Smith
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Isaac Foster
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Mary Foster
William Scott-Masson ...
Mr. Willcox (as William Scott Masson)
Eve Matheson ...
Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill ...
Jack Vincent
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Canon Van Stone (as J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths)
Matthew Scurfield ...
Thackery
Margery Withers ...
Widow Cree
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows. Written by Anonymous

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In the heart of an outcast he found his destiny. In the passion of an outsider she found her home.

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Rated PG-13 for elements of theme and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)

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DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)
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A song, "To Love and be Loved", written by John Barry and Tim Rice and sung by Corina Brouder, was recorded too late to be included in the film. However, it is on the film's soundtrack album. See more »

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14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I awoke early in the morning to by chance catch this particular movie. Or more so it caught me. This beautiful story of powerful love is quite the heart-wrenching story of tragedy, and in many ways a more powerful image of what you can endure for love, and what love can endure. If I can say nothing else, I would like to say I'm glad that I was allowed the opportunity to watch it. Ian McKellen as always created a spectacular character. His character, Kennedy, is the physician in the town that the main character Yanko washes up on. Kennedy is thoughtful and well presented. Another example of these magical characters within this story is Miss Swaffer, played by Kathy Bates. Its as if the people playing these character have a real love for the story, making them appear more than just two-dimensional figures, but real living breathing people.


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