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A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | | Drama | 30 October 1992 (USA)
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norman Maclean
... Paul Maclean
... Rev. Maclean
... Mrs. Maclean
... Jessie Burns
... Mrs. Burns
... Neal Burns
Vann Gravage ... Young Paul
Nicole Burdette ... Mabel
... Rawhide
... Chub
... Conroy
Buck Simmonds ... Humph
Fred Oakland ... Mr. Burns
David Creamer ... Ken Burns
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Storyline

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 Jwelch5742

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The Story of an American Family.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary nudity, and some language in a family drama | See all certifications »

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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nada es para siempre  »

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$43,440,294
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Norman asks Paul to go to Chicago, he says it's 2000 miles away. By road it's barely 1500 miles. See more »

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After Neil boards the train for Hollywood, there is a modern semi and trailer on the distant highway left of the train car. See more »

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Older Norman: [narrating] 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."
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Northern Exposure: A River Doesn't Run Through It (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
Performed by Prudence Johnson
Written by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson
Warner Bros., Inc. / Olde Clover Leaf Music Co., Roy Henderson Music Co. / Bienstock Publishing Co.,
on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd.
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A marvelous film!
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Upon seeing this film once again it appeared infinitely superior to me this time than the previous times I have viewed it. The acting is stunningly wonderful. The characters are very clearly drawn. Brad Pitt is simply superb as the errant son who rebels. The other actors and actresses are equally fine in every respect. Robert Redford creates a wonderful period piece from the days of speakeasies of the 1920s. The scenery is incredibly beautiful of the mountains and streams of western Montana. All in all, this is one of the finest films made in the 1990s.

You must see this movie!


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