Far and Away Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Far and Away the Movie

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Meandering old-fashioned epic about immigrants, romance, and settling the American West. In the 1890s, Joseph Donelly (Cruise) is forced to flee his Irish homeland after threatening the life of his landlord, and emigrates to America in the company of the landlord's daughter, feisty Shannon Christie (Kidman). Particularly brutal scenes of Cruise earning his living as a bare-knuckled boxer contrast with the expansiveness of the land rush ending. Slow, spotty, and a little too slick for its own good, though real-life couple Cruise and Kidman are an attractive pair. Filmed in 70-mm Panavision on location in Ireland and Montana.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 140 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Jockeying for Position, Period Piece: 19th Century, Immigration, War Between the Sexes, Ireland, Boxing, Wrong Side of the Tracks
Screenplay
Bob Dolman
Cast
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney, Eileen Pollock, Michelle Johnson, Cyril Cusack, Clint Howard, Rance Howard
Cinematography
Mikael Salomon
Director
Ron Howard
Music
John Williams
Producer
Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer

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