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Sweeping, meandering, melodramatic family saga set in Montana (though filmed in Alberta, Canada). Patriarch William Ludlow (Hopkins), a retired Army colonel, is raising three sons: reserved Alfred (Quinn), idealistic Samuel (Thomas), and wild middle son Tristan (Pitt). In 1913, Samuel returns from Boston with a fiancee, the lovely and refined Susannah (Ormond). Only problem is Alfred and Tristan take one look and also desire her--a passion that will carry them through some 20 years of heartbreak. Film loses the spare toughness of the Jim Harrison novella but is a visual feast (and not just because the camera seems to drool every time Pitt appears on screen.)

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 134 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Brothers & Sisters, Romantic Triangles, Period Piece: 20th Century, Tearjerkers, Hearts!, Books to Film: Jim Harrison, Bears, World War I, Family Drama, Montana
Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff
Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, Anthony Hopkins, Henry Thomas, Gordon Tootoosis, Tantoo Cardinal, Karina Lombard, Paul Desmond, Kenneth Welsh
John Toll
Edward Zwick
James Horner
Edward Zwick, Bill Wittliff, Marshall Herskovitz, Patrick Crowley, Bedford Falls/Pangaea, Tri-Star Pictures


Oscars 1994: Cinematog.

Visitor Reviews

Legends of the Fall
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This movie is about friendships, love, and jealousy. Colonel Wlliam Ludlow and his three sons, Samuel, Tristan and Alfred, live in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, where they can grow up away from the government and society he has learned to dispise. The brothers have an unbreakeable bond until Samuel, the youngest of the three, returns from college he brings with him his beautiful fiance, Susanna. The eldest son, Alfred, falls in love with Susanna, and she falls in love with Tristan. As the brothers set out to fight a war in Europe, their father is mad and their bond is broken forever.