The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Swept Away (2002)

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Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of Madonna’s 2002 disastrous disaster flick Swept Away.  A film panned by the critics and by director Guy Ritchie, at the premiere, while he was still married to Madonna!

Is this movie helped by the fact one of the main characters is played by the son of the actor who played the same role in the popular Italian original?  Can Madonna show any sort of range?  Can a castaway movie include a musical number?  Is this movie in anyway redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

*** Serious note time – This podcast contains a discussion about a scene involving abuse and sexual violence which may upset some listeners.  The scene certainly disturbed a couple of podcasters ***

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on the podcast pageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at

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**Fine print**

Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

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