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Swept Away -- A rich woman and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean during the summer. On board isa Communist sailor who doesn't like this woman but has to deal with her shortcomings. One day, she wakes up late in the afternoon and asks to be taken to land where everyone had gone earlier. The sailor sets up a boat, but during the trip it breaks down. They spend the night in the middle of the s...
Swept Away -- A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.
Swept Away -- A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.


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Release Date:
11 October 2002 (USA) See more »
A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Greenwood ... Tony

Madonna ... Amber

Elizabeth Banks ... Debi

Michael Beattie ... Todd

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Marina

David Thornton ... Michael

Yorgo Voyagis ... Captain
Ricardo Perna ... Crew Member

Adriano Giannini ... Giuseppe
George Antoni ... Chef (as George Yiasoumi)
Beatrice Luzzi ... Rich Lady
Lorenzo Ciompi ... Rich Man
Patrizio Rispo ... Burly Captain

Francis Pardeilhan ... Tony's Assistant
Rosa Pianeta ... Receptionist
Andrea Ragatzu ... Bell Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Cachia ... Fishmonger (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Ritchie 
Writing credits
Guy Ritchie (screenplay)

Lina Wertmüller  1974 screenplay Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (uncredited)

Produced by
Adam Bohling .... co-producer
Michael Morgan .... associate producer
David Reid .... co-producer
Matthew Vaughn .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Alex Barber (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eddie Hamilton 
Casting by
Kerry Barden  (as Barden)
Mark Bennett  (as Bennett)
Billy Hopkins  (as Hopkins)
Suzanne Smith  (as Smith)
Lucinda Syson 
Production Design by
Russell De Rozario  (as Russell de Rozario)
Art Direction by
Damon Earnshaw 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
Makeup Department
Jackie Grima .... makeup artist: dailies
Fae Hammond .... hair and make-up designer
Rita Marmor .... hair stylist: Madonna
Debbie Scicluna .... assistant hair & makeup artist (as Deborah Scicluna)
Fiona Stiles .... makeup artist: Madonna (as Fiona Horne)
Production Management
Andrea Costantini .... production manager: Sardinia
Clare Maclean .... post-production supervisor
Erik Paoletti .... unit manager: Sardinia (as Erik Pauletti)
Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante .... production manager: Malta
Sandra Shuttleworth .... production manager
Jeremy Crane .... production manager: reshoots (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director (as Mike Elliott)
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... third assistant director
Art Department
Patrick Aguis .... painter: Malta
Alfie Burgess .... stand-by props
Alfred Caruana .... prop buyer: Malta
Angelo Delia .... head carpenter: Malta
Billy Edwards .... stand-by props
Stefan Kopec .... stand-by rigger
Jenny Lawrence-Smith .... prop buyer (as Jenny Lawrence Smith)
Marcus Love-McGuirk .... assistant designer
Dave Paley .... construction manager
John Roberts .... head scenic painter
Joseph Scibberas .... stand-by carpenter: Malta
Natalie Sinclair .... art department production manager: Malta
Terry Woods .... prop master
Eddie Murphy .... construction supervisor: re-shoot (uncredited)
Sound Department
Helen Brown .... foley artist
Chris Burdon .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Collinge .... sound designer
Matthew Collinge .... sound effects editor
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator (as Arthur Turner)
Jamie Gambell .... cable person
Tony Gibson .... assistant sound editor
Simon Hayes .... sound mixer
Lee Herrick .... foley editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Paul Huntingford .... foley artist
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Danny Sheehan .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steve Hancock .... studio sound technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Chas Cash .... 3D animator: Cinesite Europe
Simon Cross .... fire editor: Cinesite Europe
Paul Ensby .... colorist: Cinesite Europe
Andrew Francis .... datacine operator: Cinesite Europe
Stuart Fyvie .... datacine operator: Cinesite Europe
Katja Hollmann .... scanning and recording operator: Cinesite
Dag Ivarsoy .... Inferno operator: Cinesite Europe
Jack James .... editorial assistant: Cinesite Europe
Lorraine Johnson .... film recording: Cinesite Europe
Simon Johnson .... film recording: Cinesite Europe
Paul Lambert .... Inferno operator: Cinesite Europe
Christopher Learmonth .... data operator: Cinesite Europe
Phillip Leonhardt .... rotoscope artist: Cinesite Europe
Stuart McAra .... visual effects producer: Cinesite Europe
Claire McGrane .... producer: Cinesite Europe
Donal Nolan .... rotoscope artist: Cinesite Europe
Antoinette Perez .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite Europe
Alex Smith .... 2D compositor: Cinesite Europe
Andy Taylor .... production assistant: Cinesite Europe
Courtney Vanderslice .... executive producer: Cinesite Europe (as Courtney Vanderslice-Law)
Aviv Yaron .... 2D technical director: Cinesite
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
Giovanna Lecis .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunt coordinator (as Ricardo Mioni)
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunt coordinator (as Stefano Mioni)
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator (as Franco Salamon)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Booth .... video playback operator
Chris Connatty .... clapper loader
Sara Deane .... camera assistant
Lawrence Duffy .... electrician
Robert Gavigan .... electrician (as Rob Gavigan)
Jess Hall .... director of photography: second unit, Sardinia (as Jesse Hall)
Alex Howe .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Phil Mullally .... focus puller
Richard Oxley .... assistant chief lighting technician
Kevin Robertson .... chief lighting technician
Daniel Smith .... still photographer
Michael Talarico .... director of photography: insert unit
Greg Thomas .... electrician
Karl Watkins .... director of photography: second unit, Malta
Peter Wignall .... camera operator
Peter Wignall .... steadicam operator
Terry Williams .... key grip
Saviour Zammit .... electrician: Malta
Casting Department
Marco Cabriolu .... extras casting assistant
Jefferson Clode .... casting assistant
Makis Gazis .... casting: Greece
Krassimir Ivanov .... casting assistant: Italy
Berenice Percival .... casting assistant
Alex Pisani .... extras casting: Malta
Shaila Rubin .... casting: Italy
Jeremy Zimmermann .... additional casting (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annabel Fleri-Soler .... costume assistant: Malta (as Annabelle Fleri Soler)
Marcus Love-McGuirk .... wardrobe supervisor (as Marcus Love)
Marina Marit .... costumer: Madonna
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Paul Ensby .... digital colorist
Tomomi Kitamura .... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Steve Durkee .... score recordist
Geoff Foster .... score engineer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jake Jackson .... assistant score engineer
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Danny Sheehan .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Tom Kramer .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Andrea Alunni .... assistant location manager: Sardinia
Simon Atherton .... armorer
Lamberto Balintffy .... production assistant: Sardinia
Mark Beaumont .... production accountant
Angela Becker .... assistant: Madonna
Giuseppe Beoddu .... production assistant: Sardinia
Adrian Borg Ghigo .... production assistant
Martella Bugeja .... production assistant: Malta (as Mariella Bugeja)
Dan Cadan .... epk director
Mark Caruana .... tank supervisor: Malta (as Mark A. Caruana)
Lawrence Chisholm .... production assistant: Malta
Alfredo Colangeli .... production assistant: Sardinia
Jeremy Crane .... production assistant
Maria Vittoria Filippone .... accountant: Sardinia (as Mary Filippone)
Joseph Formosa Randon .... assistant: Mr. Scerri-Ferrante, Malta
Mavis Formosa .... production secretary
Todd A. Fox .... assistant: Mr. Ritchie (as Todd Fox)
Marco Giacalone .... location manager: Sardinia
Ian Vassallo Grant .... production assistant
Helen Gregory .... production coordinator
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Caroline Lovelace .... assistant: Mr. Vaughn
Norma Marie Mascia .... production coordinator: Sardinia
Nick Moss .... assistant: Mr. Ritchie
Gianni Basile Neiddu .... production assistant: Sardinia
Tarquin Pack .... assistant: Mr. Bohling & Mr. Reid
Bill Ridealgh .... unit nurse
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production coordinator (as Katryna Samut Tagliaferro)
Patric Scott .... unit publicist
Robert Spiteri .... production assistant: Malta
Eddie Standish .... location manager
Charles Vella .... marine coordinator: Malta
Sarah-Jane Wilson .... assistant accountant
Galea Yolanda .... assistant accountant (as Yolande Pavia)
Adrian Borg Ghigo .... production runner: Malta (uncredited)
Nick Komornicki .... armorer (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Cinesite (visual effects by) (as Cinesite [Europe] Ltd.)
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Additional Details

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Continuity: When Guiseppe and Amber are back from the Island and the guy with the suitcase comes to offer reward money to Guiseppe, he's wearing a blue suit. Guiseppe angrily says he doesn't want his bribe. When the man comes back into the bar with the suitcase ONE MINUTE later at the most - he's wearing entirely different clothes. He has a green suit on. Pretty fast change.See more »
Tony:Would you show my wife the gym.
Guiseppe:Wait here!(takes out an exercise bike) YOUR GYM MADAM!!
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81 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
Why does the woman even bother anymore...?, 14 January 2004
Author: bronty ( from Key West, FL, US

I almost saw this at an actual movie theatre (an art-house theatre, no less!) but couldn't make it there in the one whole week it played, but yesterday I finally saw it on cable and...well...I wasn't disappointed, that's for sure! Madonna has done it again: YET ANOTHER BOMB! When will this woman learn? When will the studios learn? (Or perhaps they already have, since this film was largely dumped, with little fanfare and deadly word-of-mouth.) One would hope that being directed by her talented husband, who's created some interesting and/or terribly entertaining work, would bring out the same quality Madonna showed in "Desperately Seeking Susan"; alas, it just isn't meant to be, for here she is, at her very worst: singularly convinced of her own greatness, the smugness permeating every frame she's in, made all the more unbearable by her wavering faux-British accent, an accent that only underscores the fact that her speaking voice is immature in quality and not especially pleasant. This may sound unnecessarily cruel but LISTEN to the woman, and LOOK at her films of, say, the past decade: like a latter-day Bette Davis, there is an unmistakable brittleness to not only her carriage but to her very face and body, which here, despite the warm photography displayed throughout the film (perhaps its only saving grace), are done no favors. To her credit, the entire affair is so misbegotten that one wonders if the world's greatest actress on her best day could do anything with this mess. No one involved escapes unharmed: Bruce Greenwood actually seems pained to be on-screen, though poor Jeanne Tripplehorn seems to carry herself as if she's actually in something good, which had me thinking all the while, "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt!" Adriano Giannini, son of Giancarlo Giannini, star of the Italian original, "Swept Away...", is, like his father before him, immensely attractive, and isn't altogether bad (despite winning a Razzie nomination for "Worst Actor"), but, like almost everything else about this production, it all comes back to Madonna, on whose shoulders rest the blame. Why her? Why not her husband, director Guy Ritchie? Just who do YOU think was behind this remake? What actress wouldn't want nearly every shot of a movie to be centered on her, with only a relative nobody sharing the screen? Oh sure, Ritchie deserves some blame: surely he - or someone - ANYONE! - should have, and could have, taken his lead aside and insisted on something bordering on ACTUAL FEELING in her line readings (for her performance is so wooden it's a surprise the rest of the cast didn't get splinters), or at least display a semblance of warmth...but she seems resistant to be anything but a cinematic black hole. Above and beyond anything else, this is strictly a vanity project for its star so she is ultimately accountable for it. A film like this, an "Odd Couple"-ish, war of the classes, should be light and fun, with leads who can bounce off one another with witty, even romantic, dialogue, for what else can a film whose plot involves two disparate people stranded, really be? Honestly, I don't think anyone involved knew exactly the tone they were trying for; it succeeds neither as comedy (I defy you to laugh even once) or romance (Madonna's ice-princess routine precludes ANY chemistry). It's not even bad enough for us bad-movie lovers to enjoy. A real shame...

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