Carried Away (1996)
|Content Rating||R (Restricted)|
|Company||New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features, Cinetel Films|
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".
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.
- 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