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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 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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After the Fall from Innocence the Legend begins. 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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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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Some DVDs show the Columbia Pictures logo in the TriStar box, and some show that Columbia Pictures distributed it. See more »

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Susannah's hair when she is brushing it and talking to Alfred. See more »

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One Stab: It was a good death.
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I am a sucker...
11 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

...but I must admit that I loved Legends of the fall. I understand that some people think it's corny and too romantic but if you like epic dramas this is the movie for you.

Reasons to see the movie: - Great acting. Anthony Hopkins makes a classic role as the US army officer gone anarchist father. Brad Pitt is perfect in the role as the wild one with an indian "stepfather". Aidan Quinn makes another great performance, and Julia Ormond is very good as the (tragic) woman they all long for. - The scenery. Magic. I want to have a farm in Montana! - The camera work. - The story. I guess I am a sucker for epic dramas. - A number of very, very good scenes. - The movie is a kick in the nuts to "civilized life" and state affairs. - The anarchistic attitude. - The character Tristan Ludlow. - The character William Ludlow. - The emotional ride.

Reasons to NOT see the movie: - You will be called a pathetic romantic if you like it. And you will most probably like it...


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