Swept Away

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Swept Away, the movie


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Madonna: Amber Leighton
Adriano Giannini: Giuseppe Esposito
Jeanne Tripplehorn: Marina
Michael Beattie: Todd
Elizabeth Banks: Debi
Bruce Greenwood: Tony Leighton
David Thornton: Michael
Yorgo Voyagis: Captain
Lorenzo Ciompi: Rich Man
Shavawn Marie Gordon: Shop Assistant
Beatrice Luzzi: Rich Lady
Francis Pardeilhan: Tony's Assistant
Ricardo Perna: Crew Member
Rosa Pianeta: Receptionist
Andrea Ragatzu: Bell Boy
Patrizio Rispo: Burly Captain
George Yiasoumi: Burly Captain

Movie synopsis

Madonna and Adriano Giannini star in director/screenwriter Guy Ritchie's contemporary adaptation of Lina Wertmuller's 1974 romantic comedy, "Swept Away," a story of love, sex and too much money - allset against the backdrop of a spectacular Mediterranean island paradise. A rich, spoiled socialite (Madonna) and a handsome Italian fisherman (Giannini) find themselves stranded on a deserted islandwhere matters of material wealth and class disparity are meaningless. And in their struggle to survive and coexist in their paradise found, they soon discover that their dramatic differences are suddenly the source of a fierce, passionate and sometimes hilarious animal attraction.

Production info

US working title: Love, Sex, Drugs and Money
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Original screenplay ('Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto') written by: Lina Wertmüller
Screenplay adaptation by: Guy Ritchie
Produced by: Adam Bohling; David Reid; Matthew Vaughn
Production company: Ska Films
Locations: Malta and Sardinia
Date of filming: 1 Oct. 2001 - 9 Nov. 2001
Budget: $ 10 million

Release info

Released as: Swept Away
Released in theatres: Oct. 11, 2002 (US); Jan.-May 2003 (Europe)
Released on DVD: Feb. 11, 2003
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.
Box office: $ 553,102 (US)
Official site: Swept Away


Guancarlo Giannini, father of Adriano, played the role of Guiseppe in the original movie in 1973.


2003 Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies):
Award for 'Worst Picture'
Award for 'Worst Remake or Sequel'
Award for 'Worst Director' (Guy Ritchie)
Award for 'Worst Screen Couple' (Adriano Giannini & Madonna)
Award for 'Worst Actress' (Madonna)
Nomination for 'Worst Actor' (Adriano Giannini)
Nomination for 'Worst Screenplay'


Swept Away (OST)

Original Music by: Michel Colombier
The soundtrack doesn't contain any song by Madonna.

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