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Carried Away (1996)

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Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged school-teacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Jim Harrison (novel), Ed Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Joseph Svenden
Amy Irving ... Rosealee Henson
Amy Locane ... Catherine Wheeler
Julie Harris ... Joseph's Mother
Gary Busey ... Major Wheeler
Hal Holbrook ... Dr. Evans
Christopher Pettiet ... Robert Henson
Priscilla Pointer ... Lily Henson
Gail Cronauer ... Catherine Wheeler's Mother
Alissa Alban Alissa Alban ... School Board Superintendant
E.J. Morris E.J. Morris ... School Board Woman
Joe Stevens ... School Board Man
Connie Cooper ... Charlotte
Eleese Lester ... Marie
Doug Jackson ... Frank
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Storyline

Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged school-teacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, when seventeen-year-old beauty enrolls in his class, Joseph would soon end up in her arms. After that, Joseph is torn between the passion and feeling that he is doing something wrong. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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A story of first loves and last chances. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Both Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving have full frontal nude scenes in the film. See more »

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When Catherine's parents come to Joseph's house, the hall clock reads 8:35. When Catherine shows up just after her parents leave, the same clock now reads 7:35. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Evans: She certainly has a sweet lookin' little body on her, but you oughtta stick to fuckin' grownups, dumbass.
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SERENADE FOR STRINGS IN E, OP. 22
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (as the Slovak Philharmonic)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Strong, sad, erotic film about lonely lives and taking chances
24 October 2011 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Very well acted by Amy Irving, allowing herself to look drab, and older, and especially Dennis Hopper, who gives what might be his most restrained performance ever, and creates an unforgettable character in the process.

This tale of a mid-western, self confessed 'mediocre farmer and schoolteacher' having an erotic affair with a 17 year old student, and the effect it has on his life, especially his long standing, but now somewhat inert relationship with his fellow teacher, is really about taking risks in life, even bad ones, and how we need those to stay alive.

I like and admire that the film neither fully condemns or approves of anyone or any action. Everything is complex.

Sadly, Amy Locaine as the girl, while stunningly beautiful, isn't at the acting level of her older co-stars, nor his her character written with the same kind of insight and precision, which hurts the overall effect. And some of the writing is a little overly poetic and theatrical.

Still, it's an unique film, dealing with sex, aging, morality, fear and self-image in a far more complex, mature way than most American films, and for once treats mid-western farm folks as just as complex, intelligent and tortured as their big-city counterparts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1996 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Acts of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,416, 31 March 1996

Gross USA:

$290,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,978
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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