Far and Away

Far and Away

DVD - 1998
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A poor but proud Irish tenant farmer accompanies the spoiled and headstrong daughter of a wealthy landlord to America in a quest for land.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Universal Home Video, [1998]
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780783226811
0783226810
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA FARA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Far and away (Motion picture)

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McKat1
Mar 16, 2019

I haven't watched this in ages and had forgotten how great it is.
Cruise and Kidman do an absolutely fantastic job of acting, complete with realistic accents (Cruise spent months working with a dialogue coach to perfect his working class brogue).
The scenery is breathtaking- shot in both Ireland and Billings, Montana.
And the storyline is intriguing- the Oklahoma land rush is such an interesting part of American history (Ron Howard based it on stories of his own family).
And the storyline is so sweet and simple as they come from such different worlds and learn to see each other in new lights, discovering and appreciating what each has to offer, and beginning to care beyond socially-imposed divisions.

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this critically-acclaimed romantic adventure from director Ron Howard. This breathtaking epic opens on the west coast of Ireland, 1892. Joseph Donelly (Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon (Kidman), to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston, Joseph finds a place for them to live while proving a natural at bare-fisted boxing. But his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter cold. Joseph sets off for work on the railroad, until a passing wagon train reminds him of his original goal to possess his own land. Preparing to stake his claim in the new territory, he runs into Shannon, who is unhappily reunited with her former fiance. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush, they realize their dreams of land and life together in this satisfying grand-scale adventure that WACN Radio calls "Ron Howard's best film- a wondrous epic!"

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purplegirl51
Apr 05, 2015

great story+great actors & director=great movie! one of my favorite tom cruise movies! have watched it numerous times & have always enjoyed it! never get sick of it. one of my all time favorite movies!

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frishta
Aug 31, 2014

Great old-fashioned historical romance with humor, excellent costumes and sets. Great cast. Holds interest throughout the story. Cruise and Kidman were at their best in this on.Upbeat ending.

RobertLR Apr 04, 2013

somewhat believable

aaa5756 Sep 14, 2011

so so movie!!! C+

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DavidDuong2009
Dec 23, 2010

As good as "Braveheart" or "Troy".

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