Far and Away

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

Krista
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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
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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: After Shannon has been shot and Joseph takes her to her parents' house, he lays her on a chair in the living room. First she is facing the wall, in the next shot she is lying flat, then she is facing the opposite wall.

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Joseph Donnelly: Maybe this is my destiny. On his death bed, my father told me he'd be watching me from up above. I wonder now if his spirit might be near, guiding me along.
Shannon Christie: If he bumps into Mr. McGuire up there, tell him I want my spoons back.

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