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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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Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall)
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John Ricketts
Sarel Bok ...
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Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)
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John Winslow
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Fidelis Cheza ...
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Anthony Chinyanga ...
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Magdalene Damas ...
Nuin-Tara
John Indi ...
Bamuthi
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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 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)  »

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A far off place - äventyret i Kalahariöknen  »

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$12,890,752
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Reese Witherspoon studied with a Matabele tribe in Africa to perfect the Bushman language her character uses in the film. See more »

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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 »

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Nonnie Parker: Are you saying we should cross the Kalahari? That's impossible.
Xhabbo: Wind can do it, we can do it.
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Written and Performed by Donald Seigal and George Gatt
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Before I knew who Reese Witherspoon was...
15 January 2006 | by 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.


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