The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(books), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Hallie and Ethans divorced mother is about to remarry. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift - she wants her parents back together again.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson
Kristin's Christmas Past (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Given the opportunity to visit her estranged family on Christmas Eve 1996, Kristin Cartwright hopes to change her past in order to improve her current life in 2013.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: Shiri Appleby, Hannah Marks, Debby Ryan
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four friends from the small Texas town of Dancer are graduating from high school and are planning to move to L.A. after graduation, taking the population of Dancer down to 77 from 81. All ... See full summary »

Director: Tim McCanlies
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
The Love Bug (1968)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller
Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell
Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall)
...
John Ricketts
Sarel Bok ...
Xhabbo
...
Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)
...
Elizabeth Parker
...
John Winslow
...
Col. Mopani Theron
...
Jardin
Fidelis Cheza ...
Tracker
Taffy Chihota ...
Warden Robert
Anthony Chinyanga ...
Doctor
Brian Cooper ...
Store Keeper
Magdalene Damas ...
Nuin-Tara
John Indi ...
Bamuthi
Edit

Storyline

The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only witnesses. Without a means of transportation, the only way to escape is to walk through 2000 kilometers of Kalahari desert with the help of the African bushman Xhabbo. On the months-long journey ahead they not only become good friends against their differences, but also realize that every one of them has strength and skills that are required to survive. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thrown together on an incredible African adventure, they have only one hope for survival... each other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A far off place - äventyret i Kalahariöknen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$12,890,752 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reese Witherspoon studied with a Matabele tribe in Africa to perfect the Bushman language her character uses in the film. See more »

Goofs

After the dog was in the fight with the pack of hounds he had multiple wounds. In the next scenes he has none. See more »

Quotes

Harry Winslow: She hates me.
Xhabbo: Woman's like a tree. Harry must not judge tree by flowers, but by fruit.
Harry Winslow: Yeah well, flowers count for something.
Xhabbo: When Xhabbo first sees Nonnie, girl is lost. Girl doesn't say she is lost. Girl is afraid. But she says nothing.
Harry Winslow: Yeah well, that girl doesn't say much of anything. You're right. She's a tree.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pilot (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

ZEPPOMANIA
Written and Performed by Wesley Plass
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Before I knew who Reese Witherspoon was...
15 January 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw "A Far Off Place" in the theaters. At the time, I wasn't familiar with Reese Witherspoon. When I was reading about her a few years later, I was a little surprised to find out that the girl in "A Far Off Place" was her. "AFOP" might teach you all that you need to know about poaching. It portrays Nonnie Parker (Witherspoon) and Harry Winslow (Ethan Embry) having to flee into the Kalahari with guide Xhabbo (Sarel Bok) after their camp gets attacked by poachers. Throughout the trip across the desert, the three of them not only get to know each other, but get a feel for the land. This is one movie that you're sure to like.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Isn't that the guy from The God's Must Be Crazy? jkptbt
type of dog... jennylouwho
Why kittykoritsi
Is this the movie where . . .? never_mind_the_darkness
'You lied to me!' igregward
This movie is just . . . hecks-sake
Discuss A Far Off Place (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?