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    Unique ID Code: 0000013129
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    Added on: 28/1/2001 08:43
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    Far and Away (US)

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    They needed a country that was big enough for both of their dreams
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 140 mins
    Retail Price: $26.95
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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 realise their dreams of land and life together in this satisfying grand-scale adventure that WNCN Radio calls "Ron Howard`s best film - a wonderous epic!"

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Production Notes
    Film Highlights
    Talent Bios
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.20:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

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    Directed By:
    Ron Howard

    Written By:

    Colm Meaney
    Eileen Pollock
    Cyril Cusack
    Barbara Babcock
    Robert Prosky
    Thomas Gibson
    Nicole Kidman
    Tom Cruise

    Casting By:
    Karen Rea
    Ros Hubbard
    John Hubbard

    Soundtrack By:
    John Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Mikael Salomon

    Mike Hill
    Daniel P. Hanley

    Costume Designer:
    Joanna Johnston

    Production Designer:
    Jack T. Collis
    Allan Cameron

    Louisa Velis
    Ron Howard
    Brian Grazer
    Bob Dolman
    Larry DeWaay

    Executive Producer:
    Todd Hallowell

    Universal Pictures

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    9 / 10
    An incredible movie! Romantic, funny, exciting and just perfect for a woman with nothing to do...or guy. Great DVD worth buying and definetly worth watching.
    posted by terrrace on 13/3/2002 23:17