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
The night the boys announce they're going to war, Colonel Ludlow reads the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from volume 2 of "The Jungle Book." Rudyard Kipling's son John served in World War I, and was killed in action. My Boy Jack (2007) was based on it. See more »
When Samuel and Susannah are playing tennis early in the movie, as Tristan comes towards them on his horse the weather is clearly hazy. There is then a quick shot of Pet smoking a pipe which shows a perfectly clear blue midday sky. In the next shot of a visible sky showing Tristan with a windmill in the background, it's overcast or a completely different time of day again. See more »
Samuel! Samuel, come here! Run along now. Go with Pet. Get him in the house!
John T. O'Banion:
He's a fine boy. You know we're not here to arrest you.
You take me to the woods. I don't want my boy to see. I don't want my boy to see. Let's get on with it.
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The raw passion of this movie is enough to make any serious movie enthusiast weep. I honestly can't believe this movie was not nominated for about 8 or 10 Academy awards. It also baffles me that some people think this was Anthony Hopkins worst portrayal. He was absolutely brilliant in this, as was Brad Pitt. THIS was the movie that made me take a look at Pitt and see that he's more than just a pretty face. After watching this, he became, and is still to this day, my favorite actor. In this movie he was rustic, yet thoughtful. He was strong and vulnerable. He had a great love for family(especially his father) and for a woman he knew should not be his. This film a true epic with history, talent, superior cinematography, and most of all(and what many movies of today lack).. closure.
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