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Amy Foster (1997)

Swept from the Sea (original title)
The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and ... See full summary »

Director:

Beeban Kidron

Writers:

Joseph Conrad (short story "Amy Foster"), Tim Willocks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Amy Foster
Vincent Perez ... Yanko Gooral
Ian McKellen ... Dr. James Kennedy
Kathy Bates ... Miss Swaffer
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Swaffer
Tony Haygarth ... Mr. Smith
Fiona Victory ... Mrs. Smith
Tom Bell ... Isaac Foster
Zoë Wanamaker ... Mary Foster
William Scott-Masson William Scott-Masson ... Mr. Willcox (as William Scott Masson)
Eve Matheson Eve Matheson ... Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Jack Vincent
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Canon Van Stone (as J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths)
Matthew Scurfield ... Thackery
Margery Withers Margery Withers ... Widow Cree
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Storyline

The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows.

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Taglines:

In the heart of an outcast he found his destiny. In the passion of an outsider she found her home.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of theme and some sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy Foster See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,289, 25 January 1998

Gross USA:

$397,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,020
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A song, "To Love and be Loved", written by John Barry and Tim Rice and sung by Corina Brouder, was recorded too late to be included in this movie. However, it is on the soundtrack album. See more »

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I'm awe
14 January 2007 | by eljohn3See all my reviews

I awoke early in the morning to by chance catch this particular movie. Or more so it caught me. This beautiful story of powerful love is quite the heart-wrenching story of tragedy, and in many ways a more powerful image of what you can endure for love, and what love can endure. If I can say nothing else, I would like to say I'm glad that I was allowed the opportunity to watch it. Ian McKellen as always created a spectacular character. His character, Kennedy, is the physician in the town that the main character Yanko washes up on. Kennedy is thoughtful and well presented. Another example of these magical characters within this story is Miss Swaffer, played by Kathy Bates. Its as if the people playing these character have a real love for the story, making them appear more than just two-dimensional figures, but real living breathing people.


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