Swept Away (2002)

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



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Burly Captain
Tony's Assistant
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Comedy | Romance

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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  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Madonna plays a character called Amber Leighton, which is the name of director (and Madonna's husband) Guy Ritchie mother. See more »


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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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Rent the Lina Wertmuller original...
20 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

and forget this. Completely. If you really need to see Madonna act, rent "Body of Evidence", at least Willem Defoe is in that one.

In this film, while the sets are beautiful, you may want to mute the dialog. You won't miss anything. Bruce Greenwood is wasted, Jeanne Tripplehorn is a prop, and Madonna is so awful, it becomes amusing. Why they had to butcher the original film into this mess, I will never know; guess they thought it was "bankable". Madonna, as an actress, certainly is NOT.

If you rent the original film from 1979, though, you will enjoy it, and the actors in it can actually act. 1/10.

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