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A Far Off Place (1993)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  12 March 1993 (USA)
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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 <>

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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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Honeysuckle Weeks was originally cast in this film, but was replaced with Reese Witherspoon. 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 »


Nonnie Parker: We're dead now, we can have whatever we want.
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References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »


Written and Performed by Wesley Plass
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Wow, touching story
9 January 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This story has so much knowledge and truth behind it, it's amazing. Reese is very good in this movie, and it's one of her best films ever. She is amazing & she is smart in this movie. Staying strong and surviving is harder than TV shows, and this movie teaches us so much. That friends and family is more important than anything, and we can make it through difficult times if we just stick together and stay strong. This film is great, and I respect Reese alot more than what I already did now. She should be proud to have portrayed such an emotional and well-rounded role. I'm sure she is proud. This film is great, the acting is cool, and it's emotional. But it's good family fun, or maybe just fun for the Reese fanatic like me.

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