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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

Cast

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

Crew

Ron Howard
Director
Ron Howard
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Bob Dolman
Screen Story
Bob Dolman
Screenwriter
Ron Howard
Screenwriter
Ron Howard
Screen Story
Mikael Salomon
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Reading
Production Designer
Steve Spence
Production Designer
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Jack Senter
Art Director
Bob Dolman
Co-producer
Larry de Waay
Co-producer
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
Ros Hubbard
Casting
Karen Rea
Casting
John Hubbard
Casting
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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