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Legends of the Fall (1994)

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In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tristan Ludlow
... Col. William Ludlow
... Alfred Ludlow
... Susannah Fincannon
... Samuel Ludlow
... Isabel Two
... Pet
... One Stab
Paul Desmond ... Decker
... Isabel Ludlow
... John T. O'Banion
... James O'Banion (as John Novack)
... Sheriff Tynert
... Longley
Sam Sarkar ... Rodriguez
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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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He was a rock they broke themselves against however much he tried to protect them See more »

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Drama | Romance | War | Western

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,670, 23 December 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,638,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,638,883
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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 served in World War I, and was killed in action. My Boy Jack (2007) was based on these events. See more »

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During the night of the war, Samuel's cheek was scratched. The next morning him and Tristan were pulled down to a trench, still bearing the scratch on his cheek. Later on that day, he looks at Susannah's picture, without a wound on his cheek. Back at the camp, his scratch appears again. See more »

Quotes

One Stab: It was a good death.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Plinketto #3 (2017) See more »

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The Letters
Written by James Horner
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wonderful movie
23 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe the bad reviews Legends of the Fall got when it was released. This would have to be one of the best movies around. Everything from the acting to the directing was brilliant and the scenery was breathtaking.

Anthony Hopkins gave another knockout performance as Colonel Ludlow and Brad Pitt was brilliant as Tristan.Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas and Julia Ormond were perfectly cast as Alfred, Samuel and Susanna.

The one thing I liked most about this movie was the ending - which I won't spoil. It is rare when watching a movie, you cannot pick the ending. The ending to this movie was so amazing, and the fact that it wasn't obvious what was going to happen made this movie more enjoyable.

James Horner is a master. Just like he did with Titanic, the score for Legends of the Fall took the movie to another level.


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