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In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise) is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, they arrive with nary a penny and struggle just to keep their heads above water in the slums of Boston. After a series of serious set-backs they do eventually work their way out West, where Joseph must fight to realize his dream and claim a piece of the American Dream for himself -- and where they finally acknowledge their love for each other. Shot in wide-screen Panavision, the movie was filmed on-location in Ireland and Montana. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:May 22, 1992


Tom Cruise
as Joseph Donelly
Nicole Kidman
as Shannon Christie
Thomas Gibson
as Stephen
Robert Prosky
as Daniel Christie
Barbara Babcock
as Nora Christie
Ellen Pollock
as Molly Kay
Colm Meaney
as Kelly
Michelle Johnson
as Grace
Douglas Gillison
as Dermody
Wayne Grace
as Bourke
Barry McGovern
as McGuire
Niall Toibin
as Joe
Rance Howard
as Tomlin
Clint Howard
as Flynn
Jared Harris
as Paddy
Rick Johnson
as Tennis Instructor
Michael Madsen
as Cliff Burden
Pauline McLynn
as Prostitute
Brendan Gleeson
as Social Club Policeman
Rocco Sisto
as 1st Immigrant
Todd Hallowell
as Thug #1
Steven O'Donnell
as Colm
Martin Ewen
as Lamplighter
Jerry Recter
as Detective Rickey Jones
Cyril Cusack
as Danty Duff
Brendan Cauldwell
as Tavern Keeper
Donncha Crowley
as Flag Vendor
Barry Laws
as Bartender
Ian Elliot
as Turner
P.J. Brady
as 2nd Peasant
Joanne Laura
as Receptionist
Bob Dolman
as Honest Bob
Hoke Howell
as Crew Boss
Poll Moussilides
as Hat Vendor
Cynthia Haffield
as Girl in Bar
Rynagh O'Grady
as Olive
Arnold Kuenning
as Old Man
Robin Jameson
as Ally Barrett
Tim Monich
as Bigoted Man
Rick Bartz
as Detective Schutte
Helen Montague
as Piano Player Prostitute
Gene Armor
as Frank Stegner
Jeff Ramsey
as Boxer
J.G. Devlin
as 1st Villager
Cole McKay
as Boxer
Elizabeth Kemler
as Prostitute
Richard Foronjy
as Cy Tarr
Joan O'Hara
as Lady #3
DonRe Sampson
as Railworker
Derry Power
as Peter
Brendan Ellis
as Rebel Leader
Cara Wilder
as Prostitute
Eileen Colgan
as Lady #1
Mark Wheeler
as Officer
Kenneth McCluskey
as Thug #2
Laura Johnson
as Catherine Merrims
MacDara O'Fatharta
as John
Alecia LaRue
as Boston Maid
Anthony de Longis
as Boxer
Louisa Marie
as 2nd Social Club Woman
Pat Kinevane
as Irish Vendor
Kate Flynn
as Lady #2
Jan Marlyn
as Rosie
Michael Ruud
as 2nd Immigrant
Karen Rea
Carl Ciarfalio
as Italian Boxer
Jimmy Keogh
as Priest
Rick Zeller
as Beaumont Detective
Paul Lyell
as MD Officer
Aedin Moloney
as Prostitute
Gerry Walsh
as 2nd Villager
Tony Hamilton
as Bill Hook
Frankie McCafferty
as Map Vendor
Joanne McAteer
as Prostitute
Gary Lee Davis
as Gordon
Brian Munn
as 1st Henchman
Kim McKamy
as Frank Stegner's Girlfriend
Mark Mulholland
as 1st Peasant
Tim McDonnell
as Fruit Vendor
William Preston
as Blacksmith
Jody Bradley
as Alan
Peadar Lamb
as Farmer
Julie Donatt
as 1st Social Club Woman
Harry Webster
as Derelict
Tommy Redmond Hicks
as Captain Merrihew
Bobby Huber
as Social Club Thug
Noel O'Donovan
as Matthew
Clay Lilley
as Boxer
John-Clay Scott
as Boxer


Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Screen Story
Ron Howard
Bob Dolman
Screen Story
Bob Dolman
Mikael Salomon
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Reading
Production Designer
Steve Spence
Production Designer
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Jack Senter
Art Director
Larry de Waay
Bob Dolman
Louisa Velis
Associate Producer
Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer
Robert Beall
Set Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
Karen Rea
John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc