A Far Off Place Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for A Far Off Place the Movie

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Adolescent boy, adolescent girl, adolescent bushperson, and mature dog set out across the African desert to escape elephant poachers who want to kill them. The boy and girl find romance in the sand, bushperson finds water by listening, and dog gets very nice walk. Strong performances by the youthful leads lend charm to this Disney/Amblin flick, particularly Bok as the bushperson. Unusually violent film for studios involved (animals and people bite sand), though care is taken to edit actual blood shed on screen. Filmed in Zimbabwe and Namibia and based on the books "A Story Like the Wind" and "A Far Off Place" by Laurens van der Post.

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Walt Disney Home Video, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521, Phone: (818)265-6500, URL: http://disney.store.go.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Africa, Deserts, Vacations, Disney Family Movies
Screenplay
Robert Caswell, Jonathan Hensleigh, Sally Robinson
Cast
Reese Witherspoon, Ethan (Randall) Embry, Sarel Bok, Jack Thompson, Maximilian Schell, Robert John Burke, Patricia Kalember, Daniel Gerroll, Miles Anderson
Cinematography
Juan Ruiz-Anchia
Director
Mikael Salomon
Music
James Horner
Producer
Elaine Sperber, Eva Monley, Amblin Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista

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