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A Far Off Place (1993)

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100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only ...See moreThe witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only witnesses. Without a means of transportation, the only way to escape is to walk through two thousand kilometers of Kalahari desert with the help of the African bushman Xhabbo. On the months-long journey ahead, they not only become good friends against their differences, but also realize that every one of them has strength and skills that are required to survive. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Writers
Laurens van der Post (books "A Story Like the Wind" and "A Far Off Place") | Robert Caswell (screenplay) | Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay) | Sally Robinson (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Juan Ruiz Anchía (as Juan Ruiz-Anchia)
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$ 12,890,752
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Release date
Mar 12, 1993 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Reese Witherspoon
Nonnie Parker Nonnie Parker   See fewer
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Ethan Embry
Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall) Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall)   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
John Ricketts John Ricketts   See fewer
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Sarel Bok
Xhabbo Xhabbo   See fewer
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Robert John Burke
Paul Parker (as Robert Burke) Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)   See fewer
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Patricia Kalember
Elizabeth Parker Elizabeth Parker   See fewer
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Daniel Gerroll
John Winslow John Winslow   See fewer
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Maximilian Schell
Col. Mopani Theron Col. Mopani Theron   See fewer
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Fidelis Cheza
Tracker Tracker   See fewer
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Taffy Chihota
Warden Robert Warden Robert   See fewer
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Brian Cooper
Store Keeper Store Keeper   See fewer
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Magdalene Damas
Nuin-Tara Nuin-Tara   See fewer
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John Indi
Bamuthi Bamuthi   See fewer
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Sebastian Klein
Child on Sand Dune Child on Sand Dune   See fewer
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Isaac Mabhikwa
Poacher Poacher   See fewer
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Japan Mthembu
Carfax Carfax   See fewer
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Charles Pillai
Mr. Tang Mr. Tang   See fewer
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Kessia Embry
Child on Sand Dune (as Kessia Randall) Child on Sand Dune (as Kessia Randall)   See fewer
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Andrew Whaley
Warden Gerald Warden Gerald   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 3,057 votes