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Legends of the Fall -- 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, and love.
Legends of the Fall -- 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, and love.


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Writers (WGA):
Susan Shilliday (screenplay) and
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13 January 1995 (USA) See more »
He was a rock they broke themselves against however much he tried to protect them See more »
In the 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Edward Zwick 
Writing credits
Susan Shilliday (screenplay) and
William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)

Jim Harrison (novella)

Produced by
Jane Bartelme .... co-producer
Sarah Caplan .... co-producer
Patrick Crowley .... executive producer
Marshall Herskovitz .... producer
William D. Wittliff .... producer (as Bill Wittliff)
Edward Zwick .... producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
John Toll (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steven Rosenblum 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Lilly Kilvert 
Art Direction by
Andrew Precht 
Rick Roberts 
Set Decoration by
Dorree Cooper 
Costume Design by
Deborah Lynn Scott  (as Deborah Scott)
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair stylist: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Christine Beveridge .... makeup artist: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Jean Ann Black .... key makeup artist (as Jean A. Black)
Bryon Callaghan .... makeup artist: second unit
Iloe Flewelling .... hair stylist
Gail Kennedy .... makeup artist
Echo Noyes .... hair stylist: second unit
Gordon J. Smith .... key special effects makeup
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist
Tom Czarnopys .... sculptor (uncredited)
Raymond Mackintosh .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Matthew Binns .... production manager: Jamaica
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
Jane Raab .... production supervisor: Jamaica
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ani Baravyan .... second second assistant director
Bonnie Benwick .... third assistant director: second unit (as Bonnie R. Benwick)
John Lind .... third assistant director
Peter D. Marshall .... first assistant director: second unit
Franz Marzouca .... second assistant director: Jamaica
Nilo Otero .... first assistant director
Matt Palmer .... trainee assistant director
David Wagreich .... second unit director
Lewin Webb .... second assistant director
Andrew Price .... second assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... production illustrator
Stuart Auld .... scenic artist: Jamaica
Dave 'Grizz' Borley .... construction foreman (as Dave Borley)
Doug Carnegie .... leadman: Vancouver (as Douglas R. Carnegie)
James H. Chow .... property master (as Jimmy Chow)
Mark Francis .... assistant property master
Dean Goodine .... assistant property master
Jim Green .... greensman
George Griffiths .... stand-by painter
Sheila Haley .... assistant art director: Vancouver
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadman
Susan Henzell .... leadperson: Jamaica
Peter J. Kelly .... set designer (as Peter Kelly)
Jan Kobylka .... construction coordinator
Matthew Lammerich .... head scenic artist
Catherine Leighton .... assistant property master
Sigrid Mekkinosson .... set designer: Vancouver
Paul Mulder .... property master: second unit
Greg Papalia .... set designer
Bryce Perrin .... art director: Jamaica
Stephen Andrew Schwartz .... leadman (as Stephen Schwartz)
Wendi Stewart .... art department coordinator
Ron von Blomberg .... set decorator: Jamaica (as Ron Von Blomberg)
Maxine Walters .... assistant art director: Jamaica
Ken Wills .... leadman
Gina B. Cranham .... set designer (uncredited)
Jann K. Engel .... set designer (uncredited)
Paul Healy .... laborer (uncredited)
Michael Love .... props (uncredited)
Dale Menzies .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
Ken Wells .... paint coordinator: Vancouver (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... foley editor
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (as Chris Assells)
Karen Baker Landers .... assistant sound editor (as Karen M. Baker)
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor
David E. Campbell .... re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Harry Cheney .... dialogue editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Chris David .... re-recording mixer (as Christopher David)
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Richard Dwan)
Patrick J. Foley .... foley editor
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Mark Gordon .... foley supervisor
Mary Esther Griffith .... utility sound
Per Hallberg .... supervising sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (as Randy Kelly)
Mark R. La Pointe .... dialogue editor (as Mark La Pointe)
Chris Large .... sound: second unit (as Christopher Large)
Mark Larry .... sound effects editor
Catt LeBaigue .... dialogue editor
Paul Massey .... re-recording mixer
Joseph A. Mayer .... adr supervisor (as Joe Mayer)
Chris Ott .... sound effects editor
Fred Peck III .... foley recordist
Jay B. Richardson .... sound effects editor (as Jay Richardson)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randall K. Singer)
Reynald Trudel .... boom operator
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
John Rice .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Rojas .... sound consultant (uncredited)
Steve Schwalbe .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Mike Vézina .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Vezina)
Reg Milne .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Terry Sonderhoff .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Munro .... visual effects
Brian Jochum .... visual effects (uncredited)
Guy Bews .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Joe Dodds .... stunts
John Dodds .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunts
Tom Eirikson .... stunts
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts
Jason Glass .... stunts
Tom Glass .... stunts
J.J. Makaro .... stunts
Mike Mitchell .... stunts
Tony Morelli .... stunts
Fred Perron .... stunts
Greg Schlosser .... stunts
John Scott .... stunts
Doug Seus .... bear stunts
Brent Woolsey .... stunt coordinator
Brent Woolsey .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Brown .... best boy electric
Kirk Chiswell .... second assistant camera
John Clothier .... camera operator
Ciaran Copelin .... second assistant camera
Gavin B. Craig .... best boy grip (as Gavin Craig)
Les Erskine .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Tony Guerin .... first assistant camera
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Bobby Huber .... key grip
Ciaran Kavanagh .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mick Lipohar .... camera intern
Richard G. Mason .... camera operator: second unit (as Rick Mason)
Armin Matter .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Mulkani .... key grip: second unit (as Andy Mulcany)
Marty Naucler .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ron Orieux .... director of photography: second unit
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
Carey Toner .... dolly grip
Roger Vernon .... camera operator: second unit
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... key grip: second unit (as Thad Wadleigh)
David Wagreich .... additional photographer: second unit
Allan Belyea .... best boy grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jeffery Cools .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer: Vancouver (uncredited)
Tyler Mandrusiak .... grip (uncredited)
Gordon Schmidt .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jim Boulden .... animatronics and puppets creator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Joseph Cerami .... casting assistant: U.S.
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Alberta (as Betty Chadwick)
William Haines .... casting assistant
Lorelei Kuchera .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Case .... costumer: second unit
Ed Fincher .... costumer
Joanne Hansen .... wardrobe supervisor
Robert Jezsik .... dresser: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Rose Johnson .... costumer
David Le Vey .... assistant costume designer
Dawn Y. Line .... costumer (as Dawn Line)
B.J. McClean .... costumer
Kate Pierpoint .... set costume supervisor
James W. Tyson .... wardrobe supervisor (as James Tyson)
Carolyn Devins .... stitcher (uncredited)
Nancy Duggan .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Gail L. Smith .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
Frances Sweeney .... workroom supervising cutter/fitter (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Robert Frazen .... additional editor
Baylis Glascock .... assistant editor
Caroline Hardon .... assistant editor
David Holden .... additional editor
Ariel Nachmann .... assistant editor (as Ariel Nachman)
Roberto Santucci .... apprentice film editor
Cynthia E. Thornton .... first assistant editor (as Cynthia Thornton)
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
David Orr .... color timer (uncredited)
Laura Steiger .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Marcy Stoeven .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Layne Guise .... assistant location manager
Patrick O'Connor .... location manager: second unit
Murray Ord .... location manager
Rino Pace .... location manager: Vancouver
Craig Phang Sang .... location manager: Jamaica
Geoffrey Smither .... assistant location manager (as Geoff Smither)
Mark Ambury .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Abraham Fraser .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Kershaw .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
John Mavrogeorge .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Martin Pedersen .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Darryl Solly .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Bill Abbott .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Don Davis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by (uncredited)
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Brian Aebley .... transportation captain
Harold Dubland .... transportation captain
Frank Mejerski .... transportation coordinator
Nigel Arscott .... transportation coordinator: Jamaica (uncredited)
Robert J. Young .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Monica Blades .... wrangler
Jed Blaugrund .... assistant: Edward Zwick
Toni Blay .... production coordinator
Kathie Broyles .... title designer
Harley Cohen .... production assistant
Joe Dodds .... wrangler
John Dodds .... wrangler
Norman Edge .... wrangler
Bruce Epke .... marine coordinator: Jamaica
Jennifer Feurer .... production assistant
Jim Finkbeiner .... wrangler
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Carmen Franczyk .... production coordinator: Jamaica
Anne Gordon .... animal trainer
Lori Greenberg .... assistant production coordinator
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Lauren 'Fluff' Lindsay .... craft service (as Lauren Lindsay)
Debra Lovatelli .... assistant: Marshall Herskovitz (as Debra Michael Petro)
Sara MacDonald .... production assistant
Tim McLean .... wrangler
Neil McLeod .... war weapons specialist
Brad Moerke .... production assistant
Lillian Montalvo .... assistant: Lilly Kilvert
Jeffrey A. Okun .... title designer (as Jeff Okun)
Matt Palmer .... production assistant
Alison Parraco .... assistant accountant
Kathy Petty .... production accountant (as Kathleen A. Petty)
Denise Rackett .... script supervisor: second unit
Gail Rose .... assistant accountant
John Scott .... head wrangler
Doug Seus .... bear owner: Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Inc.
Doug Seus .... bear trainer: Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Inc.
Lynne Seus .... assistant bear trainer
Simon Sherwood .... military advisor
Karen Anne Smith .... production secretary
Scott J. Smith .... assistant bear trainer (as Scott Smith)
Cathy Sutherland .... wrangler
Connie Todd .... assistant: Bill Wittliff
Deborah Yates .... assistant: Sarah Caplan
Clint Youngreen .... assistant bear trainer
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC (uncredited)
Tanis Darling .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joëlle François .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Daighn Jones .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anne Lara .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Trevor Seitz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Smith .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bruce Toy .... chef (uncredited)
Lorraine Yawney .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ian Zweig .... chef (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence, and for some sexuality and language
133 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby

Did You Know?

The book from which Colonel Ludlow is reading the night the boys announce they're going to war is the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling in "The Jungle Book", volume two. Rudyard Kipling's son John would go on to also serve in World War I, and would be killed in action. The movie "My Boy Jack" was based on these events.See more »
Continuity: During infamous Tristan and Susannah's hug (after the boys announce they are going to the war), Tristan's lips move from Susannah's cheek to her forehead. Then camera angle changes, and his lips are again at her cheek's level.See more »
[First lines]
One Stab:Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy, or they become legends.
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194 out of 227 people found the following review useful.
Moved me like no film I've seen in a long damn time!, 23 March 2004
Author: epat from Tokyo

I watch a lot of movies & I can't remember the last time a film held me so spellbound. Not only are the characters engaging & vividly portrayed by an excellent cast, the subtle dynamics of their interactions are portrayed with inspired undertone & nuance. Star billing or even an Oscar should also have been awarded to the spectacularly beautiful scenery of Montana for the vast majesty it bestowed.

This complex saga of love, grief & loyalty is narrated with stark simplicity by old Stab, long-time friend to retired Colonel Ludlow & his 3 sons: staid Alfred, the eldest ("old even for his years"); idealistic Samuel, the youngest ("There was nothing these brothers would not do for him."); & wild Tristan ("Such people become crazy or they become legends."). The conflict between Ludlow's fiercely anti-government anti-war stance & his sons' determination to do what they see as their duty is but a small part of the story; the heart of the tale is the rift that threatens the mutual devotion of these 3 loyal brothers as they all come to love the same woman. "She was not to blame," Stab tells us, "She was like the ice that freezes in the rock and splits it apart."

A tragic tale, yes; heartbreaking at times, but never boring. Every time I felt certain I knew what was coming next, the plot took another unexpected turn & I sat there riveted, softly breathing "Wow!" now & again into the darkness. This film immediately became one of my all-time favorites; I've watched it half a dozen times since then & its scope & power never fail to move me.

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