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Swept Away (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 October 2002 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The US opening of the movie was so poor, and the movie was so badly received that it went straight to video in the UK, director Guy Ritchie's home country. 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 »


[trying to entice Amber into the water]
Tony: Oh, come on in. It's clean as a whistle.
Amber: Depends on who's been blowing in the whistle, doesn't it?
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Swept aside...
6 March 2004 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

It's another Madonna film: does anyone really need to know more?

The only thing worse than Madonna trying to be funny is Madonna trying to be serious.

The only thing worse than being trapped on a desert island with Madonna is being trapped on a desert island with Madonna and a film crew.

In 2002, the only thing worse than Madonna in SWEPT AWAY was Robin Williams in DEATH TO SMOOCHY.

The only thing worse than watching Madonna in any movie is trying to come up with new ways of saying she can't act.

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