Far and Away
Director:Ron Howard
Writer:Bob Dolman, Ron Howard
Producer:Larry DeWaay, Bob Dolman, Brian Grazer, Todd Hallowell
Studio:Imagine Films Entertainment
Genre:Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
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 Molly Kay
Colm Meaney Kelly
Douglas Gillison Dermody
Michelle Johnson Grace
Wayne Grace Bourke
Niall Toibin Joe
Barry McGovern McGuire
Gary Lee Davis Gordon
Jared Harris Paddy
Steven O'Donnell Colm
Peadar Lamb Farmer
Mark Mulholland Peasant #1
P.J. Brady Peasant #2
Wesley Murphy Landlord
Jimmy Keogh Priest
J.G. Devlin Villager #1
Gerry Walsh Villager #2
Brendan Cauldwell Tavern Keeper
Derry Power Peter
Noel O'Donovan Matthew
Macdara Ó Fatharta John (as Macdara O'Fatharta)
Eileen Colgan Lady #1
Kate Flynn Lady #2
Joan O'Hara Lady #3
Frankie McCafferty Map Vendor
Poll Moussoulides Hat Vendor (as Poll Moussilides)
Pat Kinevane Irish Vendor
Donncha Crowley Flag Vendor
Tim McDonnell Fruit Vendor
Todd Hallowell Thug #1
Ken McCluskey Thug #2 (as Kenneth McCluskey)
Brendan Ellis Rebel Leader
Clint Howard Flynn
Jeffrey Andrews Coniff
Judith McIntyre Glenna
Rynagh O'Grady Olive
Martin Ewen Lamplighter
Brendan Gleeson Social Club Policeman
Frank Coughlan Doctor
Hoke Howell Crew Boss
Arnold Kuenning Old Man
Rocco Sisto Immigrant #1
Michael Ruud Immigrant #2
Donré Sampson Railworker
Harry Webster Derelict
Mark Wheeler Officer
Rance Howard Tomlin
William Preston Blacksmith
Pauline McLynn Prostitute
Joanne McAteer Prostitute
Elizabeth Kemler Prostitute
Cara Wilder Prostitute
Aedin Moloney Prostitute
Helene Montague Piano Player Prostitute
John-Clay Scott Boxer
Clay M. Lilley Boxer (as Clay Lilley)
Cole S. McKay Boxer (as Cole McKay)
James Jude Courtney Boxer
Jeff Ramsey Boxer
Anthony De Longis Boxer (as Anthony DeLongis)
Carl Ciarfalio Italian Boxer (as Carl N. Ciarfalio)
Tim Monich Bigoted Man
Alecia LaRue Boston Maid
Ian Elliot Turner
Bobby Huber Social Club Thug
Julie Rowen Social Club Woman #1 (as Julie Donatt)
Louisa Marie Social Club Woman #2
Brian Munn Henchman #1
Bob Dolman Honest Bob
Phillip V. Caruso I.M. Malone
Tom Lucy Immigration Policeman
Jody Bradley Alan (uncredited)
James McDonald Irish Immigrant (uncredited)
Kris Murphy Dancing Girl (uncredited)
John Williams Composer
Mikael Salomon Cinematographer
Daniel P. Hanley Editor
Mike Hill Editor
Casey Cavanaugh special effects technician
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh special effects coordinator
Sean Cavanaugh special effects technician
Chris Corbould special effects senior technician: Ireland
Neil Corbould special effects senior technician: Ireland
David J. Egan special effects technician
Maurice Foley special effects senior technician: Ireland
Thomas Kittle special effects technician
Jeffrey Knott special effects technician
John McLeod special effects technician
Samuel E. Price special effects technician
John Richardson special effects supervisor: Ireland
Marcus Richardson special effects assistant: Ireland
R. Bruce Steinheimer special effects foreman
Paul Stewart special effects technician
Brendan Walsh special effects technician: Ireland
Andy Williams senior special effects technician (uncredited)
DVD Details
Languages:English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Release:Jun 1998