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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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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Adriano Giannini plays the role that his father, Giancarlo Giannini, played in the original movie (Swept Away (1974).See more »
Continuity: The wine bottle changes as Amber does charades.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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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Worst film ever made., 25 November 2002

I don't know what some of you are smoking, but i suspect it's potent.

To call Swept Away awful would be an insult to the very concept of terribleness. The acting is hideous and i'm not picking on Madonna here, we all know she's useless, but someone should have warned everyone else that her ailment is contagious. My back literally hurts from cringing so much at poorly delivered lines. The editing is so sloppy, it beggars description. The photography and composition (which in this era, competence should be a GIVEN for any film with a budget) are astonishingly inept, even the lighting is horrid and unnatural looking. These are BASIC elements of filmmaking, if you can't get them right, you should seek another line of work. It's as contrived as a grade 3 production of Snow White, except nowhere near as well made or interesting.

The original film by Lina Wertmueller is a wonderful satire and metaphor, superbly acted and written, featuring breathtaking visuals - you can practically taste the sea salt and feel the windswept sand in your hair. The sexual tension feels real and immediate...those of you who found Guy Ritchie's version deplorable, should see it, it really is one of the landmarks of world cinema.

Those of you who thought the remake is some kind of masterpiece should have your heads examined.

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