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 Tristan and his family see Alfred and Susannah at the fair, Isabel's baby is alternately asleep and awake between shots. See more »
I don't know what to say. Tristan's always been wild. You love him for that.
Do I? Yeah, I suppose I do.
Susannah, he does love you.
[holds her as she cries]
Alfred! She's to be your brother's wife.
Yes, though you might better remind him of that.
He's not here to defend himself.
No, he's not but I see you are here to defend him and what is his. Even though he's abandoned her and you. And I won't even speak of who else he abandoned.
Damn you, boy. Don't you blame my son for Samuel's death! ...
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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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