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Legends of the Fall (1994)

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In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

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Edward Zwick

Writers:

Susan Shilliday (screenplay), William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Tristan
Anthony Hopkins ... Ludlow
Aidan Quinn ... Alfred
Julia Ormond ... Susannah
Henry Thomas ... Samuel
Karina Lombard ... Isabel Two
Tantoo Cardinal ... Pet
Gordon Tootoosis ... One Stab
Paul Desmond Paul Desmond ... Decker
Christina Pickles ... Isabel
Robert Wisden ... John T. O'Banion
John Novak ... James O'Banion (as John Novack)
Kenneth Welsh ... Sheriff Tynert
Bill Dow ... Longley
Sam Sarkar Sam Sarkar ... Rodriguez
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Storyline

In early twentieth century Montana, Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn), and Samuel (Henry Thomas). Eventually, the unconventional, but close-knit, family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancée, Susannah (Julia Ormond), and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family. Written by Jwelch5742

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He was a rock they broke themselves against however much he tried to protect them See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cornish

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leyendas de pasión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,670, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$66,638,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,638,883
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The night the boys announce they're going to war, Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) reads the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from volume 2 of "The Jungle Book". Rudyard Kipling's son John served in World War I, and was killed in action. My Boy Jack (2007) was based on it. See more »

Goofs

The color of the letter from Tristan changes from yellow to white to yellow. See more »

Quotes

Tristan: You see this man? His name is One Stab. He's a venerated elder of the Cree nation. He's counted coup on hundreds of his enemies. He is our friend, and he is thirsty.
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Well what can I say...
24 October 2003 | by ashgirl23See all my reviews

I absolutely loved the movie, it's the second time I'm seeing it and I'm glad I did, because I love epic dramas...and this one well, not only did it have a great and an original storyline, it had a great cast also. But my favorite had to be Brad Pitt, his performance was engaging and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen, because I simply was fascinated by the way the story was constructed. I've read a few comments made here...and this film is everything but predictable. It has so many twists and turns that it just keeps you wondering until the end...where you feel like you've watched the film to its fullest and there's no more stories left untold, that's what I look for in a good film. Even though the story was tragic, it was a story of love, loyalty and family. I give it a 9/10...if you haven't seen this movie yet...SEE IT! You'll love it, even if you don't fancy Brad Pitt.


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