Far and Away

Directed By: Ron Howard Starring: Nicole Kidman Tom Cruise

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Far and Away

by randys@mindspring.com on 6/2/1999

Far and Away was one of the first DVDs that I bought. I loved the movie after watching it on the big screen for the first time. I was skeptical of the movie initially, but was impressed by the acting and the script in general. The DVD version is excellent Read More

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A stubborn irish farmer and a fiesty landowner's daughter emigrate to america in 1892 to make a new life for themselves. Includes notes, bios, highlights, and trailer.


Studio Universal
SKU 40094969
UPC 025192021220
UPC 14 00025192021220
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Ron Howard's epic tale tells the story of two Irish immigrants' quest for land during the 1890s Oklahoma land rush. Tom Cruise stars as Joseph Donnelly, an ambitious young farmer in western Ireland. When a local protest against wealthy landlord Daniel Christie (Robert Prosky) results in the death of his father, Joseph seeks revenge. But his attempt at vengeance is thwarted by Shannon Christie (Nicole Kidman), the landlord's high-spirited and headstrong daughter, who stabs Joseph with a pitchfork. While convalescing at the Christies' manor, Joseph is propositioned by Shannon, who asks him to travel with her to America--where she is determined to acquire some of the free land being given away in the Oklahoma Territory. Arriving in Boston, Joseph acts as protective brother to Shannon in the foreign city streets as they struggle to earn the money to travel out west.
Plot Summary
Summary Set in Ireland, FAR AND AWAY tells the story of Joseph, a poor tenant farmer determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon, to America in a quest for land. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush, they realize their dreams of land and life together.
USA Today "...Evocative photography..." 05/22/1992 p.1D
Film Comment "...The photography has a dazzling hyperclarity..." 05/22/1992 p.51-2
Los Angeles Times "...[The cinematography gives] FAR AND AWAY a visual intensity in unusual richness of detail..." 05/22/1992 p.F1
Ron Howard
Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise
Cast & Crew
Nicole Kidman - Actor
Colm Meaney - Actor
Thomas Gibson - Actor
Tom Cruise - Actor
Ron Howard - Director
Mikael Salomon - Director of Photography
John Williams - Musical Score
Brian Grazer - Producer
Ron Howard - Producer
Bob Dolman - Screenplay
Bob Dolman - Story By
Ron Howard - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1992
Catalog ID 20212
UPC 00025192021220
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 140 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
MTV Award (1993) Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo
ReviewSource At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Review Howard creates a vividly realized America, brutal but colorful, and uses it as a setting for an exciting, involving story.
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Ideal vehicle for Tom and Nicole, who are both beautiful and engaging... Climactic land rush really gallops in Panavision Super 70.
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound
Product Attributes
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Pat Collins, WWOR-TV The ultimate love story. An exciting romantic adventure on a grand scale.
Richard Schickel, Time Magazine ...smashing!
Susan Granger, American Movie Classics ...magnificent, riveting and richly detailed.

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