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...
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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
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Three of Ron Howard's great-grandparents actually rode in the Great Land Rush of 1893, as depicted in the film. See more »
At the end of the movie, when Joseph and Stephen fall off the horse, Joseph hits his head on a good sized rock. He gets up and staggers, then falls down with his head about a foot away from the rock. When the camera dollies up and looks down from an overhead shot, he is several feet from the rock. See more »
[Joe Donnelly dies]
God bless your soul... poor Joe Donnelly...
[everyone is quiet, they turn and Joe comes back to life]
All saints preserve us! We thought you died, Da!
I did son, I passed away... I've come back to tell you something. You're an especially odd boy.
You came back from the dead to tell me that I'm odd?
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Near the end of the credits, special thanks are given to, among others, Fungi the Dingle Dolphin. See more »
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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