Far and Away (1992)


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Movie Info

In the 19th century, an impoverished Irish tenant farmer and his ruthless landlord's ambitious daughter journey together to America, seeking to join the Oklahoma land rush, in this epic drama. During their trip West they overcome numerous setbacks and reluctantly begin to fall in love.

Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Howard, Bob Dolman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 23, 1998
Universal Pictures


as Joseph Donelly

as Shannon Christie

as Stephen

as Daniel Christie

as Nora Christie

as Danty Duff

as Molly Kay

as Molly Kay

as Bourke

as Tomlin

as Frank Stegner

as Detective Schutte

as Girl in Bar

as 1st Peasant

as 2nd Peasant

as Bill Hook

as Captain Merrihew

as Landlord

as Ally Barrett

as 1st Villager

as Catherine Merrims

as 2nd Villager

as Tavern Keeper

as Receptionist

as Bartender

as MD Officer

as Matthew

as 1st Lady

as 2nd Lady

as Frank Stegner's Girl...

as Beaumont Detective

as 3rd Lady

as Hat Vendor

as Detective Rickey Jon...

as Irish Vendor

as LA Detective

as Flag Vendor

as Beaumont Detective

as Fruit Vendor

as 1st Thug

as Rebel Leader

as Lamplighter

as Social Club Policema...

as Crew Boss

as 1st Immigrant

as 2nd Immigrant

as Railworker

as Derelict

as Officer

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Piano Player Prostit...

as Italian Boxer

as Bigoted Man

as Boston Maid

as Turner

as Social Club Thug

as 1st Social Club Woma...

as 2nd Social Club Woma...

as 1st Henchman

as Honest Bob

as I.M. Malone

as Immigration Policema...

as Italian Boxer

as Tennis Instructor

as Cliff Burden
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Critic Reviews for Far and Away

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 22, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Away isn't for cynics, providing an authentic rush of experience that makes the effort feel huge, even when it details the smallest interests of the heart.

Full Review… | March 8, 2014

Intense, treacly Cruise-Kidman immigrant epic.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Poorly written and simplistically acted, the film also shows little chemistry between real-life couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Full Review… | June 25, 2006

Audience Reviews for Far and Away


The accents of the leads are horrible and the plot is quite silly at times but the film is entertaining enough to be bearable.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Pleasant film, if you're of Irish ancestry. Nothing is really special about the film. Some of the acting is vapid, the costumes are nothing special, but I do like the sound track.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

This might have been one of the first movies I had ever seen, so my eight-year-old, limited-English-speaking self enjoyed it at least. Upon rewatch, I was disappointed to find its total puke-in-my-potato-and-leek-soup schlock-value. The stereotypical, opposites attract characters - Tom Cruise's rough bruiser, Nicole Kidman's fiery aristocrat, Robert Prosky's burdened rich man - John Williams' by-the-book, authentically inauthentic score, and Tom's authentically inauthentic accent (which is at least consistent).

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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