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Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 22 May 1992 (USA)
A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

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Storyline

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

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$58,883,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,783,840
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Coincidentally, Tom Cruise and Thomas Gibson were both born on July 3, 1962. See more »

Goofs

In the race for land Joseph falls and leaves blood on a rock. He rolls a short distance then lies supine on the grass. As he "dies" and his spirit rises to the sky, his body is a greater distance from the rock. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Donnelly: You're not in Ireland any more! You arrogant bastard!
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, special thanks are given to, among others, Fungi the Dingle Dolphin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Good, Underrated Movie
19 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very well done. It is an overlooked treasure. Ron Howard is a great film maker and he deserves more credit for this film. I'm a huge Ron Howard fan and I felt that this film was no better than any of his work done thus far. The dialog was a bit hard to understand, but the plot, acting and directing are what make the movie so great. Nicole Kidman is so beautiful in the movie and she really carries the movie with her charisma. Tom Cruise plays his part very well. The scenery in the movie is some of the best I've ever seen. It is easy to lose yourself in this movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone I know.


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