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Far and Away (1992)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Romance  -  22 May 1992 (USA)
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A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When ... See full summary »

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A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local barehands boxer, and rides in glory until he is beaten, then his employers steal all the couple's money and they must fight off starvation in the winter, and try to keep their dream of owning land alive. Meanwhile, the woman's parents find out where she has gone and have come to America to find her and take her back. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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oklahoma | ireland | train | boxing | year 1893 | See more »

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What they needed was a country big enough for their dreams. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$58,883,840 (USA)
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The first and last feature since Ryan's Daughter (1970) to use the Super 65mm format. It would not be used again until 1996 for Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet", and again in 2012 for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master". See more »

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When the club hostess brings the battered Tom Cruise back to the room, she asks Nicole Kidman about him while she lights a filter tip cigarette. We are in 1895, and filter tips weren't invented until 1927. See more »

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Joseph Donnelly: [upon seeing Shannon in the Oklahoma settlers camp] I'm cursed. Oh Lord, I'm cursed.
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Near the end of the credits, special thanks are given to, among others, Fungi the Dingle Dolphin. See more »

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BOOK OF DAYS
Music Composed and Performed by Enya
Lyrics by Roma Ryan
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Courtesy of Warner Music, UK Ltd.
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A wonderful film, a treat for the eyes and ears!
10 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film is a wonderful tale of hope, failure and fulfillment. Unpopular with critics and snobs, it captures history in a rare and rewarding way, that recognizes the trials and travails of the Irish. The Gaels like so many other displaced ethnicities realized their full potential in America.

Most films never develop an audience, and even fewer develop one that transcends generations. `Far and Away' appeals to adults and young people, so much so, that it has recently been re-released in DVD format. It has also established a niche in television rebroadcasts. These annuals rebroadcasts put the lie to the "wisdom" of the critics, and prove the films natural popularity with movie-lovers.


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