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
(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
The brim of Norman's hat changes shape several times while fishing with Paul after his return to Montana. The reels also change on his fly rod. 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