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.
The Story of an American Family.
Did You Know?
None of the actors had ever fly fished before making the movie. See more
The scene where Paul is fighting the big fish his hat is on while being submerged, going down stream through rough water and finally landing the fish. However, in the following immediate scene when he poses for Norman to take a picture of him holding the big fish his hat is missing. 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
The US DVD has different composer credits for the widescreen/pan & scan version. The widescreen version lists
(whose score was rejected) while the pan & scan version lists 'Mark Isham' (who replaced Bernstein). See more
The Sheik of Araby'
Written by Harry B. Smith
, Ted Snyder
and Francis Wheeler
Used by Permission of
Mills Music Corp, Inc. / Jerry Vogel Music Co.
Ted Snyder Music Co. / Bienstock Publishing Co., on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd. See more