Legends of the Fall (1994)

He was a rock they broke themselves against however much he tried to protect them

Blu-ray, 2h 13min
Rating: 7.6
Votes: 139410
Languages: English, Cornish
Country: USA
Director: Edward Zwick
Music: James Horner

Plot outline

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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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. - Murray Chapman

In early twentieth century Montana, Colonel William Ludlow (Sir 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. - Jwelch5742

Set in the Rocky Mountains of Montana in the early 1900s, this is a tale of love, betrayal, and brotherhood. After being discharged, Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) decides to raise his three sons in the wilds of Montana, where they can grow up away from the government and society he has learned to despise. The three brothers mature and seem to have an unbreakable bond, until Susannah (Julia Ormond) enters their lives. When Samuel (Henry Thomas), the youngest of the three, returns from college he brings with him his beautiful fiancée, Susannah. The eldest son, Alfred (Aidan Quinn), soon finds himself in love with his brother's fiancée, and things get worse when he discovers a growing passion between Susannah and Tristan (Brad Pitt). Colonel William Ludlow's favorite son, Tristan is willful and as wild as the mountains. As the brothers set out to fight a war in Europe, suspicion and jealousy threatens to tear apart their once indestructible bond. - saunders11@yahoo.com

Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his three sons Samuel (Henry Thomas), Tristan (Brad Pitt), and Alfred (Aidan Quinn) live in the Rocky Mountains of Montana at the beginning of the twentieth century. When Samuel brings his fiancée Susannah with him, the fellowship of the three brothers is about to be broken. The eldest son, Alfred, falls in love with Susannah, and she falls in love with Tristan. Thing becomes worse when the three brothers decide to join World War I in Europe in 1914, despite their father's objections. The bond of the brothers is about to be broken forever, and so is Colonel William's heart. - rsilberman