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'''''Far and Away''''' is a 1992 drama film, starring then-married couple Creator/TomCruise and Creator/NicoleKidman and was directed by Creator/RonHoward.

Set in 1893, Irish immigrant Joseph Donnelly (Cruise) and his landlord's daughter Shannon Christie (Kidman) leave for America after getting into trouble with her father, where they start to fall for each other and then take part in the Oklahoma Land Rush.

Actually, it's a bit more than that. Shannon wants to rebel against her traditional upbringing and run away to America. Joseph wants revenge on her father for taking his land and getting rich while his family starves. A little HilarityEnsues and Shannon drags Joseph with her as her servant boy. However, the tables are soon turned as Joseph must teach Shannon what real life and work involve, especially for Irish immigrants in Boston. Eventually the two fall in love and plan to run away together to the west.
!!Tropes seen in the film:
* AdventurousIrishViolins: Used throughout the musical score to emphasize the optimistic spirit of the Irish Battler.
%%* TheAlcoholic: Daniel Christie
%%* AmericanDream
* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: Happens while Joseph and Shannon are pretending to be siblings.
--> '''Molly:''' ''*after watching an argument between them*'' Why don't you shag her and get it over with?
--> '''Joseph:''' She's... my sister!
--> '''Molly:''' And I'm your mother.
%%* BelligerentSexualTension: '''Shannon and Joseph.'''
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Stephen Chase and Mr. Mc Guire.
%%* BreakTheHaughty: Spoiled Shannon, soon after arriving in Boston.
%%* BumblingDad: Mr. Christie.
* CoolOldGuy: Mr. Christie, again. He's a lot much nicer Joseph could expect.
* CrapsackWorld: What [[ThePromisedLand FarAndAway]] turns out to be.
* DaddysGirl: Shannon is much closer to her father than her mother.
%%* DrowningOurRomanticSorrows: Oh, Joseph. Love really sucks.
%%* EatingTheEyeCandy: Shannon tends to do this a lot.
%%* EroticDream: Joseph during his job on the railway.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: The entire whorehouse knows that Joseph and Shannon aren't actually "brother and sister."
%%* FieryRedhead: Shannon fits this easily.
* FightingIrish: Joseph shows up to Mr. Christie's house with a gun after he takes Joseph's land.
** Joseph also boxes in Boston to earn money.
** Joseph repeatedly says, "I have no wish ta fight ya" right before fighting someone.
* IWillFindYou: The Christies go to America to look for their daughter.
%%* AnImmigrantsTale
* IUhYouToo: Happens in a conversation between Joseph and Shannon about their ideal futures.
--> '''Joseph:''' I pretend I love you.
--> '''Shannon:''' I pretend I love you too.
* MistressAndServantBoy: Shannon urges Joseph to come with her and be her servant boy while she's running away to America (since she's secretly taken a liking to him, but also because she wants a way to protect herself); he, on the other hand, angrily rejects the idea.
** Later, when he's faced with no other alternative (other than getting shot and dying), he does end up becoming her servant for the time being. Although he doesn't miss any opportunities to snark at her while doing so.
---> '''Shannon:''' May I ask what you are doing, sitting at my table?
---> '''Joseph:''' I'm eating your chocolate cake.
%%* NotQuiteDead: Played for laughs with Joseph's father in the beginning of the movie.
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Stephen Chase is to Shannon always charming and polite. Too bad he's a dick to everyone else.
* ThePromisedLand: Where Shannon and Joseph originally set out for when leaving Ireland.
* RedundantRomanceAttempt: As Joseph comes from a poor background and Shannon from a wealthy one, he tries to turn himself into somebody well-dressed and classy, wanting to impress her. This backfires, since she already liked him and how different he was from people in her social class.
--> '''Joseph:''' I tried to prove myself to you, but I know nothing of books or alphabets or sun or moon or... All I know is Joseph loves Shannon. That's all that really matters to me.
%%* SceneryPorn: UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} and Oklahoma
%%* SlapSlapKiss: Guess who.
%%* SlobsVersusSnobs
%%* SpiritedYoungLady: Shannon
%%* UptownGirl: [[spoiler: Shannon]]
%%* TheWildWest