Far and Away (1992)

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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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 50% / Audience 62%

Rated PG-13,  2 hr 20 mins

GENRES
Adventure • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION
Ron Howard
CAST
Tom Cruise  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Thomas Gibson  •  Robert Prosky

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CAST & CHARACTERS
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 Mary Kay
Colm Meaney Kelly
Douglas Gillison Dermody
Michelle Johnson Grace
Wayne Grace Bourke
Niall Tóibín Joe