The Maclean brothers, Paul and Norman, live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana, spending much of their time fly fishing. The sons of a minister, the boys eventually part company when Norman moves east to attend college, leaving his rebellious brother to find trouble back home. When Norman finally returns, the siblings resume their fishing outings, and assess both where they've been and where they're going. Written by
The Story of an American Family.
Did You Know?
The film was originally produced by Carolco, the studio responsible for Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(1991) and the Rambo films, among others. Due to the serious debt Carolco was facing, Robert Redford
called upon film producer Jake Eberts
to put in the financing of the pre-production. During post-production, Carolco sold their rights to the film to Eberts. See more
Shown in the bar mirror, Rawhide puts her arm over Neal's arm when she sets her drink down. When the angle changes to the actual actors, their arms are nowhere near each other. 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."
No fish were killed or injured during the making of A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. The producers would like to point out that, although the Macleans kept their catch as was common earlier in this century, enlightened fisherman today endorse a "catch and release" policy to assure that this priceless resource swims free to fight another day. Good fishing. See more
Yes, We Have No Bananas
Written by Frank Silver
and Irving Cohn
(as Irving Conn)
Skidmore Music Co., Inc. See more