• Publication date: January 9, 2010

Far and Away

Aching to avenge the violent death of his father at the orders of their landlord, Joseph Donnelly is wounded by Shannon, the landlord’s daughter, when Joseph tries to kill him. Later Shannon helps Joseph escape and pays for his travels to accompany her and claim land in Oklahoma…

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1992

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May 27, 2014 10:30 (KSA) ~ May 27, 2014 09:30 (CLT)

Aching to avenge the violent death of his father at the orders of their landlord, Joseph Donnelly is wounded by Shannon, the landlord’s daughter, when Joseph tries to kill him. Later Shannon helps Joseph escape captivity and she pays for his travels to accompany her to America and claim land for free in the race of the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893…

Once they arrive in America and try to find work in Boston Joseph tells the lower class Irish that Shannon is his sister and not the daughter of a wealthy landlord to protect her from their reprisals. But can the occupations of everyday life help them forget about their dreams of owning land in America?

 

Starring:

  • Tom Cruise as Joseph Donelly
  • Nicole Kidman as Shannon Christie
  • Thomas Gibson as Stephen
  • Robert Prosky as Daniel Christie
  • Barbara Babcock as Nora Christie
  • Ellen Pollock as Molly Kay
  • Cyril Cusack as Danty Duff
  • Clint Howard as Flynn
  • Michelle Johnson as Grace

Directed by:  Ron Howard

Rating:  PG-13 for some violence and sensuality