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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 / teacher
Amy Locane ... Catherine / Student
Amy Irving ... Rosealee / Joseph's fiancee
Julie Harris ... Joseph's Mother
Gary Busey ... Nathan / Major
Hal Holbrook ... Doctor Evans
Christopher Pettiet ... Robert Henson
Priscilla Pointer ... Lily Henson
Gail Cronauer ... Beverly
Alissa Alban Alissa Alban ... School Board Superintendent
E.J. Morris E.J. Morris ... School Board Woman
Joe Stevens ... School Board Man
Connie Cooper ... Charlotte
Eleese Lester 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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: Looking back you never regret the ones you did, only the ones you didn't.
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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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Very honest. Tragic and hopeful at the same time
26 July 2006 | by tomlm_29See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Dennis Hopper - and this is one of his best works. I'm not sure if he came to the script or if this was just the perfect vehicle for his ability to play complexity - but such doesn't really matter.

Busey was excellent when he's usually too much. Hal Holbrook was solid.

The story was one that middle-aged men are frequently (more often than we may expect) confronted with. This was the most unsensational, honest, and thoughtful presentation of the conflict I've ever watched. Great flick for the thoughtful.

There was a very sexual content - but never was it gratuitous. Every scene had a purpose. It was a rare film in that if you wanted to be entertained, it did that. If you wanted to provoke thought, it did that, too. How involved do you want to be?

If you enjoy movies that leave you taking more than one position, and arguing with yourself about what is "right" this is the kind of flick you'd enjoy.


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