MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,855 this week

Far from Home (1989)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 June 1989 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 1,359 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 4 critic

A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they're forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Ted Gershuny) , (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 30 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Far from Home" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Far from Home (1989)

Far from Home (1989) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Far from Home.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Doppelganger (1993)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego. She moves into a room for rent by a writer, and he begins... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Drew Barrymore, George Newbern, Dennis Christopher
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett
The Amy Fisher Story (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The true story of the Long Island teen who shoots and wounds the wife of a man she called her lover.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Tony Denison, Harley Jane Kozak
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
Director: Josh Evans
Stars: Alan Marshall, Josh Evans, Tully Jensen
Poison Ivy (1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert
Mad Love (1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Casey and Matt are high school kids in love. They run away together after Casey's parents check her into a mental hospital for trying to kill herself. Matt sneaks her out and on the road ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Park
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, Desiree Casado
Sketch Artist (TV Movie 1992)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he ... See full summary »

Director: Phedon Papamichael
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Sean Young, Frank McRae
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore
Best Men (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The film opens with 4 tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his ... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dean Cain, Andy Dick, Sean Patrick Flanery
Bad Girls (1994)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell
Far from Home (Video 2009)
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Is San Francisco the vanguard of progressive politics? Follow the struggle of San Franciscans with disabilities to increase choice and control over whether they remain in 19th century style institutional segregation.

Director: Elissa Moon
Stars: Mark Chambers, Woodrow Falls Jr., Elissa Gershon
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Charlie Cox
...
Joleen Cox
...
Duckett
...
Louise
...
Agnes Reed
...
Jimmy Reed
...
Sheriff Bill Childers
...
...
Viney Hunt
...
Amy
Stephanie Walski ...
Sissy Reed
Murrill Maglio ...
Man in Trailer
Teri Weigel ...
Woman in Trailer
...
TV Preacher
Edit

Storyline

Charlie Cox is a divorced writer who lives in Los Angeles. Charlie and his daughter Joleen are on their way home from a cross country vacation when they run out of gas in Banco, Nevada; a small town located in a remote part of the desert. It's one day before Jolene's 14th birthday. Charlie and Joleen check a nearby gas station owned by a Vietnam war veteran named Duckett, but Duckett doesn't have any gas, so they head to the local supermarket to find a phone. Sheriff Bill Childers is in the store and he advises them to go to the trailer park to ask for gas. Joleen spots the body of the store's owner, Ferrell Hogus, in a pool of blood. The Sheriff states that the murderer is most likely a drifter. The man and daughter check into the nearby Palomino Guest Ranch and Trailer Park, which is owned by a hostile woman named Agnes Reed. Whilst her father uses the phone, Joleen speaks to Agnes's rebellious teenage son, Jimmy Reed, who she briefly came into contact with earlier at the gas ... Written by Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One boy wants her love. One boy wants her dead. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 June 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apoplanisi kai viasmos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

A safety harness is visible when Pinky is chasing Joleen up the ladder of the microwave relay tower and the mechanism it is attached to is rolling up the front of the ladder with her. See more »

Quotes

Pinky Sears: [Last distraught lines] I thought you loved me?
[gets shot in the thigh causing him to lose his balance]
Pinky Sears: ... Bye.
Joleen Cox: [screams as Pinky falls onto an antenna impaling him] NO!
See more »

Connections

Features Tweet Tweet Tweety (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Tweety, Babbit and Catstello
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
strange and ultimately disappointing
8 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Matt Frewer and Drew Barrymore, plus 1989 Jennifer Tilly -- and Susan Tyrrell too? Gotta see this!

I liked the first half or so of this one pretty well. It jumps right into the quintessential creepy small town in the middle of nowhere right off the bat, but we quickly discover that the people here are tongue-in-cheek stereotypes and give us some surprising laughs. So we have a movie that's a cross between a dark comedy and a low-budget suspense/horror movie. Oh, plus jailbait Drew in a 2-piece and other skimpy clothes. She's an adult *now*, so... that makes it OK... right???!? Eek.

Anyway, among others, Susan "acquired taste" Tyrrell is in fine form here; she made me laugh out loud several times. I think the director was having some fun in a few of her scenes. I know I was! The whole cast does fine. In most ways the movie is competently-enough made. There are some good moments here. However, in the end, the quirky mix of horror and dark comedy which starts us off with such promise loses out to a traditional horror third act, leaving the comedy out. I felt that the movie let me down at that stage.

It's still a watchable movie, but it misses being a great movie (at least for a B movie) by changing formula horses in mid-stream. As a result I can only give it a 5.

For the record, I hope Hollywood can let kids be kids and not sexualize 13-year-olds in the future. As much as I roll my eyes when a 23-year-old plays a high schooler, there is something worse, and that's putting a kid in front of a camera and inviting us to view her as a sex object. Drew played this role well, and she seems to have grown into a really attractive and healthy adult lately, so I guess there's no reason to go on a warpath over this now. Still, I was uncomfortable watching some of these scenes. Yes, she had a great body, but she was 13 (or maybe 14)! Come on.

In spite of the flaws, if you like off-beat movies (or Drew Barrymore), you will probably find this worth watching, especially prior to the third act.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Which movie does Drew look sexiest in? sdrphibes
POLL: do this film and DB deserve each other? khaosjr
Derelict Building Thing marcolavorini
Why didn't Amy buzzybeetle
Is Drew's character a symbol of women and their mate choices? leviathan_1651
Drew's boots fuzzybunny555
Discuss Far from Home (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?