Far and Away

Trivia: Shannon and Joseph's mean boss at the chicken plant is played by director Ron Howard's brother, Clint.

Krista

Trivia: Three of Ron Howard's great-grandparents actually rode in the Great Land Rush of 1893, as depicted in the film.

Trivia: Director Ron Howard wasn't happy with Nicole Kidman's facial reaction during the shooting of the scene where her character lifts the bowl covering Joseph's (her husband Tom Cruise's) crotch. Without telling Kidman, he asked Cruise to remove his underwear. Howard got the reaction he wanted, and it appears in the film.

Trivia: The purple dress that Shannon admires as she leaves the factory is the same one worn by Clara Clayton at the very end of Back to the Future Part III.

Alaska1982

Trivia: Technically, Nicole Kidman's accent is incorrect. As a well-to-do landowner's daughter in Ireland at the time, she would have spoken with a largely English accent, but, as this probably would have confused international audiences, she was taught to speak in an educated Dublin accent. Ironically, when the film was released, Tom Cruise came under fire for his hokey - though technically genuine - accent, while no one picked up on Kidman's incorrect one.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. McGuire is shot, he falls down, and Shannon's spoons spill out all over the ground. In an overhead shot, all the spoons are snatched up by bystanders, but then it cuts to a ground-level shot, and they're back on the ground, getting snatched up again.

More mistakes in Far and Away

Shannon Christie: May I ask, what are you doing, sitting at my table?
Joseph Donnelly: I'm eating your chocolate cake.

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