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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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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Although he had over 17 years of experience in the business in 1992, this film marked the first time that dialect coach Tim Monich had to teach his cast to speak in an Irish accent. Technically, Nicole Kidman's accent is incorrect. As a well-to-do landowner's daughter in Ireland at the time, she would have spoken with a largely English accent, but, as this probably would have confused international audiences, she was taught to speak in an educated Dublin accent. See more »


When the land race begins there are photographers taking pictures. They fire off flash powder. There would be no point doing that in bright daylight and with the distance of the subject they were shooting. Flash powder, the system used before flashbulbs, would only have been used in a dark or indoor setting and with a subject just a few feet away. See more »


Coniff: I think the prettiest girl in this factory, the one with the prettiest eyes, and the prettiest red hair, is Joseph's sister - if you don't mind me saying so Joseph.
Joseph Donnelly: Well, ya can say what you like lad. But I warn ya, that redhead has a bite that stings.
Flynn: [to Shannon] Get to work!
Shannon Christie: Get your filthy hands off me you ugly animal!
Flynn: That'll cost you a day's wage. Go ahead. Insult me again.
Shannon Christie: [weakly] Pig.
[women laugh]
Flynn: There goes tomorrow. Done?
Shannon Christie: [...]
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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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Good, Underrated Movie
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – 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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