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A Far Off Place (1993)

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 »



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


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>

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A far off land. A far off journey. A far off adventure. See more »

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

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A far off place - äventyret i Kalahariöknen  »

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$12,890,752 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ethan Embry and Reese Witherspoon also starred together in Sweet Home Alabama (2002). See more »


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 »


Xhabbo: Gods are like old people. You think they are deaf, but they are not.
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References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »


Written and Performed by Donald Seigal and George Gatt
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An Inspiring Journey
28 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are so many things I love about this movie. The score is wonderful, and the actors reveal human depth without dragging us through tiresome dialogue. They learn compassion, selflessness, and perseverance. Even though the plot starts out familiar; two kids at odds with each other, on their own, the film doesn't fall into a rut. instead it presents a refreshing uniqueness with it's quality. It inspires without trying too hard, something most movies fail at horribly. I'm surprised this film is so obscure, but considering how good it is, maybe it isn't.

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