Far and Away

Lists: Westerns, Boxing, Epic

Brief Synopsis: "A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local barehands boxer, and rides in glory until he is beaten, then his employers steal all the couple's money and they must fight off starvation in the winter, and try to keep their dream of owning land alive. Meanwhile, the woman's parents find out where she has gone and have come to America to find her and take her back."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1992: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Tom Cruise (Joseph Donnelly)
  • Nicole Kidman (Shannon Christie)
  • Thomas Gibson (Stephen Chase)
  • Robert Prosky (Daniel Christie)
  • Barbara Babcock (Nora Christie)
  • Cyril Cusack (Danty Duff)
  • Eileen Pollock (Molly Kay)
  • Colm Meaney (Kelly)
  • Douglas Gillison (Dermody)
  • Michelle Johnson (Grace)
  • Wayne Grace (Bourke)
  • Niall Toibin (Joe)
  • Barry McGovern (McGuire)
  • Gary Lee Davis (Gordon)
  • Jared Harris (Paddy)
  • Ron Howard (Director)
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