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Release Date: May 22nd, 1992

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 1998

PG-13|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Joseph (Tom Cruise) and his landlord's daughter, Shannon (Nicole Kidman), travel from Ireland to America in hopes of claiming free land in Oklahoma. The pair get sidetracked in Boston, where Joseph takes up boxing to support himself. When he loses a pivotal fight, the two are left penniless. Now faced with poverty, the two must find new ways to scrape by. As their affection for each other grows, Joseph questions whether he is truly what Shannon needs in her life.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney, Ellen Pollock, Michelle Johnson

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Drama, Romance, Adventure

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Something kicks in about two thirds in, and Far and Away becomes exhilarating. [22 May 1992]

  • Far and Away, a mildly old-fashioned romantic melodrama that has as many charming moments as embarrassing ones. Much of the charm is supplied by the earnest performances of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. [22 May 1992]

  • Odd as it seems for a film built on such a grand scale, sweet is the operative word here, and that's not meant as an insult. [29 May 1992]

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