Carried Away (1996)

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Carried Away (1996)

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.
USA
IMDb   6.3 /10
TheMovieDb    6.1 /10
RottenTomatoes  64 %
FilmAffinity  
Creators
Director Bruno Barreto
Writer Jim Harrison
Writer Ed Jones
Information
Release Date1996-05-30
Runtime1h 49min
GenreDrama, Romance
Content RatingR (R)
Awards
CompanyNew Line Cinema, Fine Line Features, Cinetel Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Joseph Svendenas Joseph Svenden
Rosealee Hensonas Rosealee Henson
Catherine Wheeleras Catherine Wheeler
Joseph's Motheras Joseph's Mother
Major Wheeleras Major Wheeler
Dr. Evansas Dr. Evans
Robert Hensonas Robert Henson
Lily Hensonas Lily Henson
Catherine Wheeler's Motheras Catherine Wheeler's Mother
Alissa Alban
Alissa Alban
School Board Superintendantas School Board Superintendant
School Board Womanas School Board Woman
School Board Manas School Board Man
Charlotteas Charlotte
Marieas Marie
Frankas Frank
Pastoras Pastor
Wiltonas Wilton
Young Joseph's Fatheras Young Joseph's Father

Carried Away (1996 film)

Carried Away (also known as Acts of Love) is a 1996 American English language film directed by Brazilian Bruno Barreto. It is based on the novel Farmer by Jim Harrison.

The film stars Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving (Barreto's then wife), Gary Busey, and Amy Locane. The tagline reads "No love is safe from desire".


Plot

Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there is no excitement, even in his long-time relationship with a widow. However, when a 17-year-old beauty enrolls in his class, life takes an unexpected turn. She boards her horse in his barn and she then seduces him. They carry on a furtive relationship which leaves him torn between the passion, and knowing that he is doing something wrong. When her indiscretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.


Cast

  • Dennis Hopper as Joseph Svenden
  • Amy Irving as Rosealee Henson
  • Amy Locane as Catherine Wheeler
  • Julie Harris as Joseph's mother
  • Gary Busey as Major Nathan Wheeler
  • Hal Holbrook as Doctor Evans
  • Christopher Pettiet as Robert Henson
  • Priscilla Pointer as Lily Henson
  • Gail Cronauer as Beverly
  • Todd Duffey as Young Joseph
  • Alissa Alban as School Board Superintendent
  • E. J. Morris as School Board Woman
  • Joe Stevens as School Board Man
  • Connie Cooper as Charlotte
  • Eleese Lester as Marie
  • Doug Jackson as Frank