A Far Off Place (1993)

A Far Off Place


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Raised upon an African game preserve, a young white girl is less than pleased when their home is visited by a dignitary and his citified, know-it-all son. Their lives change forever when ivory poachers murder both the youths' parents, forcing the two to flee into the ruthless Kalahari Desert alone.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Caswell, Jonathan Hensleigh, Sally Robinson
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On DVD: Jun 1, 2004



as Nonnie Parker

as Xhabbo

as John Ricketts

as Col. Mopani Theron

as Paul Parker

as Elizabeth Parker

as John Winslow

as Warden Robert

as Store Keeper

as Nuin-Tara

as Bamuthi

as Child on Sand Dune

as Child on Sand Dune

as Warden Gerald

as Harry Winslow
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Critic Reviews for A Far Off Place

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for A Far Off Place


Much more enjoyable when I was a kid, doesn't stand up to adult viewing.

Sarah Prisbylla

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i always had to fast-forward the first scene...poor elephans...but i love this movie...even before these young actors became famous...

kara w

Not exactly the children's film you might expect. When poachers kill their families, two teens must cross an unforgiving African desert with the help of a local bushman in order to escape. Seeing the film when I was rather young did not scar me at all, but parents should still be warned that despite the Disney logo, this is not a film afraid of skirting some very distressing issues. Not many Disney movies begin with poachers massacring a herd of elephants, only to be then shot dead by a game warden. Comparisons between this and WALKABOUT are quite apt, although this is a bit more family friendly. An excellent film.

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