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Legends of the Fall (1994)

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal.

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In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan, Alfred and Samuel. 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, and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family. Written by Jwelch5742

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The men of the Ludlow family. A woman's grace brought them together. Then her passion tore them apart. See more »

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

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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leyendas de pasión  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$66,528,842 (USA)
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The brothers enlisted in the Canadian Army and appear to have served in the 10th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force by the badges on their uniforms. The 10th Battalion was formed from the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) which was later known as The Calgary Regiment. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, when young Tristan gets clawed by the bear, the bear cuts him on his arm. But when his father comes to look at the wound, the cut is on his ribs. See more »

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One Stab: It was a good death.
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I am a sucker...
11 August 2003 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

...but I must admit that I loved Legends of the fall. I understand that some people think it's corny and too romantic but if you like epic dramas this is the movie for you.

Reasons to see the movie:

  • Great acting. Anthony Hopkins makes a classic role as the US army


officer gone anarchist father. Brad Pitt is perfect in the role as the wild one with an indian "stepfather". Aidan Quinn makes another great performance, and Julia Ormond is very good as the (tragic) woman they all long for.
  • The scenery. Magic. I want to have a farm in Montana!


  • The camera work.


  • The story. I guess I am a sucker for epic dramas.


  • A number of very, very good scenes.


  • The movie is a kick in the nuts to "civilized life" and state


affairs.
  • The anarchistic attitude.


  • The character Tristan Ludlow.


  • The character William Ludlow.


  • The emotional ride.




Reasons to NOT see the movie:
  • You will be called a pathetic romantic if you like it. And you will


most probably like it...


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