Poster for the movie "Far and Away"

Synopsis

Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western |PG-13| | 140 | English | none

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

Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Prosky, Colm Meaney

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Movie Reviews

"Far and Away" has all the markings of an epic, even a race -- with covered wagons -- but its land-grab scene with horses and wagons toppling over one another is unintentionally hilarious.

David Sommers

An old-fashioned film carried into our hearts with breathtaking scenery, a swelling soundtrack, and large-scale dramatic happenings. Well, it WAS better than "Days of Thunder"... sort of.

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