Far and Away

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Overview

In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly Tom Cruise is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, ...
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Overview

In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly Tom Cruise is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, they arrive with nary a penny and struggle just to keep their heads above water in the slums of Boston. After a series of serious set-backs they do eventually work their way out West, where Joseph must fight to realize his dream and claim a piece of the American Dream for himself -- and where they finally acknowledge their love for each other. Shot in wide-screen Panavision, the movie was filmed on-location in Ireland and Montana.
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Editorial Reviews

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This second Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman co-starrer, made in-between 1990's Days of Thunder and 1999's Eyes Wide Shut, is a stylish romantic epic. Director Ron Howard captures pastoral Ireland and the untamed American West with stunning appeal. The love story is well-constructed and well-fleshed out, and showcases some fairly dynamic chemistry between the husband-and-wife team. Sporting a fairly authentic Irish accent, Cruise is remarkably understated, and Kidman plays off of him adequately. Despite the solid acting, the film's visuals are clearly its strong suit: Howard demonstrates a well-trained eye for backdrops, and Mikael Salomon's cinematography enthralls. Though the script gets bogged down slightly in the middle and lacks some substance, this dramatic period piece is a decent, folkloric snapshot of immigrant Americana.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2014
  • UPC: 025192226045
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Dubbed
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 2:20:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 8,821

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Joseph Donelly
Nicole Kidman Shannon Christie
Thomas Gibson Stephen
Robert Prosky Daniel Christie
Barbara Babcock Nora Christie
Colm Meaney Kelly
Ellen Pollock Molly Kay
Michelle Johnson Grace
Douglas Gillison Dermody
Wayne Grace Bourke
Barry McGovern McGuire
Niall Toibin Joe
Rance Howard Tomlin
Clint Howard Flynn
Gene Armor Frank Stegner
Rick Bartz Detective Schutte
Jody Bradley Alan
Frank Coughland Doctor
Richard Foronjy Cy Tarr
Cynthia Haffield Girl in Bar
Tony Hamilton Bill Hook
Tommy Redmond Hicks Captain Merrihew
Robin Jameson Ally Barrett
Laura Johnson Catherine Merrims
Rick Johnson Tennis Instructor
Joanne Laura Receptionist
Barry Laws Bartender
Paul Lyell MD Officer
Michael Madsen Cliff Burden
Jan Marlyn Rosie
Kim McKamy Frank Stegner's Girlfriend
Scott Mitchell Beaumont Detective
Karen Rea
Jerry Recter Detective Rickey Jones
Gary Lee Reed LA Detective
Rick Zeller Beaumont Detective
Cyril Cusack Danty Duff
Gary Lee Davis Gordon
Jared Harris Paddy
Steven O'Donnell Colm
Peadar Lamb Farmer
Mark Mulholland 1st Peasant
P.J. Brady 2nd Peasant
Wesley Murphy Landlord
Jimmy Keogh Priest
J.G. Devlin 1st Villager
Gerry Walsh 2nd Villager
Brendan Cauldwell Tavern Keeper
Derry Power Peter
Noel O'Donovan Matthew
MacDara O'Fatharta John
Eileen Colgan Lady #1
Kate Flynn Lady #2
Joan O'Hara Lady #3
Frankie McCafferty Map Vendor
Poll Moussilides Hat Vendor
Pat Kinevane Irish Vendor
Donncha Crowley Flag Vendor
Tim McDonnell Fruit Vendor
Todd Hallowell Thug #1
Kenneth McCluskey Thug #2
Brendan Ellis Rebel Leader
Jeffrey Andrews Coniff
Judith McIntyre Glenna
Rynagh O'Grady Olive
Martin Ewen Lamplighter
Brendan Gleeson Social Club Policeman
Hoke Howell Crew Boss
Arnold Kuenning Old Man
Rocco Sisto 1st Immigrant
Michael Ruud 2nd Immigrant
DonRe Sampson Railworker
Harry Webster Derelict
Mark Wheeler Officer
William Preston Blacksmith
Pauline McLynn Prostitute
Joanne McAteer Prostitute
Elizabeth Kemler Prostitute
Cara Wilder Prostitute
Aedin Moloney Prostitute
Helen Montague Piano Player Prostitute
John-Clay Scott Boxer
Clay Lilley Boxer
Cole McKay Boxer
James Courtney Boxer
Jeff Ramsey Boxer
Anthony de Longis Boxer
Tim Monich Bigoted Man
Alecia LaRue Boston Maid
Ian Elliot Turner
Bobby Huber Social Club Thug
Julie Donatt 1st Social Club Woman
Louisa Marie 2nd Social Club Woman
Brian Munn 1st Henchman
Bob Dolman Honest Bob
Phillip V. Caruso I.M. Malone
Tom Lucy Immigration Policeman
Carl Ciarfalio Italian Boxer
Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Robert Beall Set Decoration/Design
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Larry de Waay Co-producer
Bob Dolman Co-producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Enya Score Composer
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Producer
Todd Hallowell Executive Producer
Daniel Hanley Editor
Michael Hill Editor
John Hubbard Casting
Ros Hubbard Casting
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter Asst. Director
Karen Rea Casting
Tony Reading Production Designer
Mikael Salomon Cinematographer
Jack Senter Art Director
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Spence Production Designer
Louisa Velis Associate Producer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    You are never too "far and away" from life!

    This film is excellent. I cannot figure out film critics - they don't understand that the audience is looking for "entertainment", not "messages" all the time! But beside "that" point. This film about the Irish coming to America in the late 1800's and settling down in
    Oklahoma is "grand". Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are perfect as Joseph and Shannon. There is a "STORY" being "told" in this film!!!

    It's about the courage it takes to pursue your dreams of owning your own
    "home"(being in America) and doing what you can to fulfill that dream. Love plays a big part in this story. "lOVE" is the "thread" that pulls people together. And in working together, men and women can achieve their ultimate goal(whatever it is) in their lives.!!!

    Many comments have been made about Tom Cruise as a person. I personally believe Tom is doing the best that he can with his life. And Nicole is finally happy herself. Let these two young people keep doing what they were meant to do - and that is to keep us(as an audience) highly "entertained", in these difficult economic times!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it!

    I really really loved this movie. Although I've come to not think very much of Tom Cruise he showed his talent in this movie. Nicole Kidman, as usual was wonderful and beautiful, feisty and i loved it. The movie was really touching and It made me laugh and cry. I would truly recommend it.

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