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Far and Away (1992) Poster

(1992)

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Coincidentally, Tom Cruise and Thomas Gibson were both born on July 3, 1962.
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.
The dress that Shannon admires in the shop window in Boston is one of the same dresses 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.
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.
Three of Ron Howard's great-grandparents actually rode in the Great Land Rush of 1893, as depicted in the film.
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).
This is the second movie Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are in together, they first met two years earlier in Days of Thunder (1990).
The boxing scenes were filmed in the partially renovated train station in Billings, Montana. 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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Cyril Cusack's final film before his death on October 7, 1993 at the age of 82.
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Fungi the Dingle Dolphin , who receives a special thanks in the end credits, is not a captive or trained animal. He is a solitary common bottlenose dolphin living in the wild in the Atlantic waters around the Kerry coast of Ireland. He has been observed in these waters since 1983, where he is frequently interacting with swimmers, boaters and kayakers, and has since become a local celebrity and tourist attraction. He is still frequently seen in these waters to this day (2017).
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The film takes place from 1892 to 1893.
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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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Temple Bar, in Dublin's city center, was shut down for at least three 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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Sean Bean was considered for the role of Stephen Chase.
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In the scene when the women are visiting the Christie's house, Shannon's mother tells her to play a nice piano piece. The piece that Shannon plays is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. This is a reference to the code word "Moonlight" that Joseph is told when he is given the gun to assassinate Daniel Christie.
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