MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,848 this week

Amy Foster (1997)
"Swept from the Sea" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 2,230 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 25 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(short story "Amy Foster"),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 41 titles
created 07 May 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 09 Jun 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Amy Foster" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Amy Foster (1997)

Amy Foster (1997) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Amy Foster.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane
Bent (1997)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias
Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger
Tube Tales (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.

Directors: Gaby Dellal, Stephen Hopkins, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Kelly Macdonald
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

Director: Neil LaBute
Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol
Sunshine (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz
Death Machine (1994)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Norrington
Stars: Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins
Emile (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Theo Crane
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi
My Summer with Des (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Romantic comedy set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Neil Morrissey, Rachel Weisz, John Gordon Sinclair
White Goods (TV Movie 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ian Deegan and Charlie Collins team up to appear on a popular snooker quiz TV show. But they have a major falling out when they can't agree how to split their winnings.

Directors: Al Ashton, Robert Young
Stars: Lenny Henry, Ian McShane, Lesley Nightingale
Advocates II (TV Movie 1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Peter Barber-Fleming
Stars: Jonathan Battersby, Isla Blair, Robert Carlyle
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Directors: Athol Fugard, Peter Goldsmid
Stars: Kathy Bates, Yvonne Bryceland, Athol Fugard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Amy Foster
...
Yanko Gooral
...
Dr. James Kennedy
...
Miss Swaffer
...
Mr. Swaffer
...
Mr. Smith
Fiona Victory ...
Mrs. Smith
...
Isaac Foster
...
Mary Foster
William Scott-Masson ...
Mr. Willcox (as William Scott Masson)
Eve Matheson ...
Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill ...
Jack Vincent
...
Canon Van Stone (as J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths)
Matthew Scurfield ...
Thackery
Margery Withers ...
Widow Cree
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ship | servant | russian | farm | 19th century | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amy Foster  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I'm awe
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.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how does it end?? canadian_chick
Great Flick DeadWinterDead
music bello_703
why? lauraly
Vincent Perez derekandfeleciaeby
dvd extra's? isyfiles
Discuss Amy Foster (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?