Legends of the Fall Poster

Release Date: January 13th, 1995

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1997

R|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn) and Samuel (Henry Thomas). 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 (Julia Ormond), and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, Henry Thomas, Karina Lombard, Gordon Tootoosis, Tantoo Cardinal

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions

Distributors: TriStar Pictures, Columbia Tristar

Keywords: Family, 1930s, Father, Love, Rivalry, Soldier, Love triangle, Son, Rousing, Passionate, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Nobody fares well in this movie about sibling rivalry, doomed love and fringed suede. [05 Jan 1995]

  • What makes Legends such an entertaining male weepie is the star shine. Though the admirable Quinn has the toughest role, Pitt carries the picture. show more

  • The latest offering from Edward Zwick, the director of "Glory," is the kind of movie that doesn't require much effort to surrender to and enjoy. show more

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Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction