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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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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 boxing scenes were filmed in the partially renovated train station in Billings, MT. An abandoned Price Club in Billings served as both a factory to produce rubber chickens used in the movie and a soundstage for the brothel. The brothel was built inside, and fire pumps were used to create rain. See more »

Goofs

During the land race scene, Joseph is carrying his flag on the back of his horse. The flag disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

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