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


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