A true story about two boys, Norman and Paul, growing up in Montana. One is rebellious of his father, Rev. Maclean, while the other has his feet on the ground. The one love they both have is fly fishing. Written by
Kale Whorton <email@example.com>
The Story of an American Family.
Did You Know?
Robert Redford courted author Norman Maclean for years to gain the rights to his autobiographical novella. See more
In the final fishing scene, the water level on Paul changes a few times between shots. See more
Long ago, when I was a young man, my father said to me, "Norman, you like to write stories." And I said "Yes, I do." Then he said, "Someday, when you're ready you might tell our family story. Only then will you understand what happened and why."
The scenes on the Blackfoot River were actually shot on the Madison and other rivers around the Bozeman and Livingston areas. The "Big Blackfoot" has already become too polluted and populated to provide the image the scene required. See more
Written by Ray Gilbert
and Kid Ory
(as Edward 'Kid' Ory)
George Simon Music Co. / Janiero Music Co. See more