6.6/10
3,177
23 user 14 critic

A Far Off Place (1993)

When a gang of African poachers raid her family's farm, young Nonni, visiting American teenager Harry Winslow and a local bushman guide must escape into the Kalahari desert and reach the nearest town.

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writers:

Laurens van der Post (books), Robert Caswell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cheetah (1989)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Blyth
Stars: Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins, Colin Mothupi
Iron Will (1994)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid
Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers
Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1994)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young girl named Alice has many zany adventures with her friends in a magical world on the other side of her looking glass.

Stars: Robert Barry Fleming, Elisabeth Harnois, John Hoffman
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

Directors: Terry L. Noss, Richard Rich
Stars: Jason Alexander, Mary Steenburgen, Reese Witherspoon
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise
Fly Away Home (1996)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The further adventures of Buzz Lightyear as a Space Ranger of Star Command and his comrades.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Stephen Furst, Nicole Sullivan
Adventure | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey
Newsies (1992)
Drama | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Director: Kenny Ortega
Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde
Melody Time (1948)
Animation | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Nonnie Parker
Ethan Embry ... Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall)
Jack Thompson ... John Ricketts
Sarel Bok Sarel Bok ... Xhabbo
Robert John Burke ... Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)
Patricia Kalember ... Elizabeth Parker
Daniel Gerroll ... John Winslow
Maximilian Schell ... Col. Mopani Theron
Miles Anderson ... Jardin
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Tracker
Taffy Chihota Taffy Chihota ... Warden Robert
Anthony Chinyanga Anthony Chinyanga ... Doctor
Brian Cooper Brian Cooper ... Store Keeper
Magdalene Damas Magdalene Damas ... Nuin-Tara
John Indi John Indi ... Bamuthi
Edit

Storyline

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 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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thrown together on an incredible African adventure, they have only one hope for survival... each other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A far off place - äventyret i Kalahariöknen See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,522,836, 14 March 1993

Gross USA:

$12,890,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,890,752
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reese Witherspoon studied with a Matabele tribe in Africa to perfect the Bushman language her character uses in the film. See more »

Goofs

After the dog was in the fight with the pack of hounds he had multiple wounds. In the next scenes he has none. See more »

Quotes

Nonnie Parker: Are you saying we should cross the Kalahari? That's impossible.
Xhabbo: Wind can do it, we can do it.
See more »

Alternate Versions

Edited for the Disney Channel showing. The hunting scenes were removed and toned down, as was the scene with the man falling out of the helicopter. Also the scenes with any vulgar language was dubbed over. Such as Koba saying "bologna" instead of "bullsh*t". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pilot (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

C.O.D.
Written and Performed by Donald Stuart Seigal (as Donald Seigal) and George Gatt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Before I knew who Reese Witherspoon was...
15 January 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I saw "A Far Off Place" in the theaters. At the time, I wasn't familiar with Reese Witherspoon. When I was reading about her a few years later, I was a little surprised to find out that the girl in "A Far Off Place" was her. "AFOP" might teach you all that you need to know about poaching. It portrays Nonnie Parker (Witherspoon) and Harry Winslow (Ethan Embry) having to flee into the Kalahari with guide Xhabbo (Sarel Bok) after their camp gets attacked by poachers. Throughout the trip across the desert, the three of them not only get to know each other, but get a feel for the land. This is one movie that you're sure to like.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed