Carried Away (1996 film)

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Carried Away
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Directed by Bruno Barreto
Produced by Paul Hertzberg
Amy Irving
Screenplay by Ed Jones
Based on Farmer
by Jim Harrison
Music by Bruce Broughton
Jack Fulton
Cinematography Russ Brandt
Declan Quinn
Edited by Bruce Cannon
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
  • March 29, 1996 (1996-03-29)
Running time
109 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $290,978[1]

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 indescretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.



  1. ^ "Carried Away". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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