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
Runtime:

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Cast


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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Audience Reviews for A Far Off Place

½

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

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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...

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kara w
½

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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