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Far and Away (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  22 May 1992 (USA)
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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »



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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local bare-hands 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 the U.S. to find her and take her back. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un horizonte lejano  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)


$58,883,840 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The recreation of the Great Land Rush involved 800 extras, 400 horses and 200 wagons. The extras were all recruited from a re-enactment society called The Re-enactors. See more »


Joseph dumps Shannon into a filled bathtub fully clothed. She climbs out and heads for the door, but when she steps out into the hallway her clothing is dry. See more »


Bourke: Now that's a long-legged piece of strawberry tart!
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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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Music Composed and Performed by Enya
Lyrics by Roma Ryan
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Courtesy of Warner Music, UK Ltd.
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Underrated storybook of a movie that embraces its cliches
27 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you pay too much attention to the cliches and unlikely situations the characters are placed, you really miss the charm of this movie. I can see how people would be put off if they were expecting a serious historical reenactment. Still, I believe that Ron Howard fully meant for this to be a fully romanticized account of the time. This movie works in many of the ways Titanic does, and I think it does it more effectively. Still, with Titanic, most people seemed more than willing to overlook the absurdities. With Far and Away, I don't think Ron Howard was trying to trick us or dumb us down. I don't think he was ever trying to underestimate the intelligence of his viewers. I think he was asking us to follow him and trust him as he told a story. I enjoyed it. Kidman and Cruise were both fun to watch. The supporting cast, although they did seem like they came from a comic book, were entertaining. I hope this movie has life on cable and DVD.

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