A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local barehands 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 America to find her and take her back.

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  1. Ron Howard

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Bob Dolman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Joseph Donnelly

  2. Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Shannon Christie

  3. Thomas Gibson

    Thomas Gibson

    Stephen Chase

  4. Robert Prosky

    Robert Prosky

    Daniel Christie

  5. Barbara Babcock

    Barbara Babcock

    Nora Christie

  6. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack

    Danty Duff

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $137,783,840.00

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Release Information

  • May 22, 1992
    PG-13, Theatrical



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