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Far and Away (1992) Poster

(1992)

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Director Ron Howard wasn't happy with Nicole Kidman's facial reaction during the shooting of the scene where her character lifts the bowl covering Joseph's (her husband Tom Cruise's) crotch. Without telling Kidman, he asked Cruise to remove his underwear. Howard got the reaction he wanted, and it appears in the film.
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.
The dress that Shannon admires in the shop window in Boston is the same dress worn by Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburgen) in the last scene of Back to the Future Part III (1990).
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.
Three of Ron Howard's great-grandparents actually rode in the Great Land Rush of 1893, as depicted in the film.
Coincidentally, Tom Cruise and Thomas Gibson were both born on July 3, 1962.
The first and last feature since Ryan's Daughter (1970) to use the Super 65mm format. It would not be used again until Hamlet (1996) and again for The Master (2012).
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.
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This is the second movie Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are in together, they first met two years earlier in Days of Thunder (1990).
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Cyril Cusack's final film before his death on October 7, 1993 at the age of 82.
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Ron Howard asked Rod Steiger to audition for the role of Daniel Christie, which greatly infuriated the Oscar- winning actor. He did, but failed to win the part. Richard Harris was also asked, but he flatly refused.
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Sean Bean was considered for the role of Stephen Chase.
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The film takes place from 1892 to 1893.
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Temple Lane in Dublin's city centre was shut down for at least 3 months to accommodate the construction of the Molly Kay's bordello street set. Local shops and businesses were well compensated for the inconvenience. Despite that, the entire street set is only glimpsed briefly during the film.
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