A Far Off Place PG

A Far Off Place
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 1, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 10,228
The plotting and especially the violence are rather appalling for a film aimed at so youthful an audience. Full Review
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 2/4 -- While Walkabout found adequate material in the wonder of nature and the enormity of the young peoples' experience, A Far Off Place plugs into the tired conventions of violence in order to flesh out its plot. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- A gripping adventure for the family
Mar 31, 2005
Salomon has clearly learned much from working with directors such as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard. Full Review
Hartford Courant
Jun 6, 2018
...Crisply animated....Plenty of sweeping visuals....Extremely clever moments...
Mar 15, 1993
...Reese Witherspoon impresses with Hayley Mills-ish spunk....The dune-dotted scenery delights...
USA Today
Mar 12, 1993
Celebrates the wisdom of indigneous peoples and the fine spiritual friendships they offer to us if we open up to a different way of being. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Jul 18, 2003

Product Description:

After witnessing poachers on an African animal preserve, two teenagers (Reese Witherspoon and Ethan Embry), formerly strangers, must make a daring escape across 1000 miles of deadly desert terrain. With only their minds and the help of a local man to help them in their journey, they encounter countless threats and obstacles, including wild animals and terrifying weather!

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

A Far Off Place
Walt Disney Pictures and Amblin Entertainment team up to deliver a thrilling story, action-packed adventure, and breathtaking scenery! Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped with only their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, they are determined to triumph over impossible odds and reach their destination. But along the way, the trio face a primitive desert wilderness teeming with deadly obstacles, including wild animals, ruthless poachers, and severe weather conditions!

Plot Synopsis:

Two children, orphaned by poachers, are pursued across the African desert aided by a friendly bushman.


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA March 12, 1993, along with the animated Roger Rabbit short cartoon "Trail Mix-Up, rated MPAA G.
  • Filmed in Africa, in Rank color; prints by Technicolor.
  • The film is thematically linked to Nicolas Roeg's "Walkabout."
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,886
  • UPC: 786936234244
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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