Far and Away

Synopsis: A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local bare-hands 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 the U.S. to find her and take her back.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
140 min

God rest your soul, Da.

Say nothing to them, lads.

This country's ours.

They don't exist.

What dead man is this?

You needn't answer,

but hear these words.

l represent Mr. Daniel Christie,

who by right of law...

owns this land

and all improvements upon it.

Rent on this property

has not been paid.

The warning's been given thrice.

Keep walking, lads.

Our father's being buried today.

Bastards are burning our house!

That will do.

Where is this landlord Christie?

l want justice for what he's done.

There's nothing l like better...

than the glow of murder

in a young fellow's eyes.

lt has a terrible go of rust on it.

l've only killed chickens and pigs

till now.

He's a pig and a chicken in one,

the same Daniel Christie.

Here, now.

Give him a proper taste of death.

Yeah. Landlords.

Captain Moonlight.

Don't pretend you know what Captain

Moonlight means, 'cause you don't.

lt's the code, the rebel code.

Now that you've heard it,

keep it to yourself.

Don't breathe it to a living soul.

Do you understand?

Captain Moonlight, Joseph.

Off to kill your landlord, eh?

Blow the bastard's head off!

Don't be afraid to kill him.

Assassinate the bastard!

lt was too good to be kept a secret.

Do you know which end of the gun

to point at the gentleman?

He'll shoot himself in the balls,

l'll wager...

and come hobbling home in tears.

Good-bye, Colm.

Good-bye, Paddy.

Good-bye, Joseph.

We'll see you at your wake.

God bless all in this house.

God bless you, son.

Down from the north, are you?

Or perhaps the east?

West of here, maybe?


l prefer to keep my business

to myself, if you please.

Very wise.

God bless you, everyone.

Ah, bless you, sir.

- Whiskey for everyone!

- Oh, great!

How are you, sir, tonight?


That's the word for me.

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Bob Dolman

Robert "Bob" Dolman is a Canadian screenwriter, actor, director and producer. His work in television includes SCTV, SCTV Network 90, and WKRP in Cincinnati. more…

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