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Swept Away (2002)

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A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Perna ...
Crew Member
George Antoni ...
Chef (as George Yiasoumi)
Beatrice Luzzi ...
Rich Lady
Lorenzo Ciompi ...
Rich Man
Patrizio Rispo ...
Burly Captain
Tony's Assistant
Rosa Pianeta ...


Amber is 40, beautiful, rich, spoiled, and arrogant beyond measure. Nothing makes this woman happy, including her wealthy but passive husband (Tony), a pharmaceutical kingpin. When Tony takes her on a private cruise from Greece to Italy, Amber is unimpressed at this impromptu no-frills vacation, and takes out her anger on the ship's first mate, Giuseppe. When a storm leaves the two shipwrecked on a deserted island, however, the tables suddenly turn... Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love, Sex, Drugs & Money  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$354,052 (USA) (11 October 2002)


$598,645 (USA) (25 October 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is, to date, Madonna's last starring role in a feature film. The failure of the film is believed to have killed her acting career. See more »


When Guiseppe goes into the bar at the end after the first "bribe" by Amber's husband, he has shoes on. When he kicks the "re-suited" man out of the bar - he is barefoot. See more »


Tony: Would you show my wife the gym.
Guiseppe: Wait here!(takes out an exercise bike) YOUR GYM MADAM!!
Amber: ANTHONY!!!
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Referenced in Rocket from the Grave (2013) See more »


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Swept away by the awfulness
10 April 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This was visually a very pretty movie. The color of the ocean was so BLUE and the white sand beaches were so PRISTINE. The cinematography and tableaus created were so BREATHTAKING that the only pleasure one can derive fom this mess is an appreciation of the beaches in Sardinia. But all of that does not make up for a lack of plot or mischaracterizations of the protagonists. Madonna, who gets marooned on an island with a macho Italian steortypical guy reminded me of a petulant teenager. She related to her husband and Italain macho guy as a naughty teen would. No real depth of anything. The "funny" scenes were merely embarrassing. How could Guy Ritchie make something this bad? It doesn't make any sense after seeing Snatch and Lock, Stock. IT IS STOMACH CHURNING AWFUL people! I felt queasy with the slow motion fake-tears-chasing and the accompanying vertiginous piano: ping! ping! ping! This film was a romp on the beach with adults acting acting like thirteen year old dominant/submissives. (Madonna kissing macho's foot after she submits to him - bleh.)Most of the island scenes between these two adults were filmed like a home movie with the light shining on a worn out looking Madonna: "Look at me! See how buff and pretty I am! I can do push ups and dancie dance, and see how big my biceps are?" Oh my God. This was bad. Madonna doesn't act, she just plays herself. Just because she can cry on cue doesn't mean she is an actress.

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