Legends of the Fall (1994)

Description

A retired cavalry officer (Anthony Hopkins) and his sons (Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn) live on a pre-World War I Montana cattle ranch.

Directed/Produced by:
  • Edward Zwick
  • Jim Harrison
  • Susan Shilliday
  • William D. Wittliff
  • Patrick Crowley
  • Marshall Herskovitz
  • William D. Wittliff
  • Edward Zwick
Cast:
  • Brad Pitt
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Julia Ormond
  • Henry Thomas
  • Karina Lombard
  • Gordon Tootoosis
  • Tantoo Cardinal
  • Paul Desmond
  • Christina Pickles
  • Robert Wisden
  • John Novak
  • Kenneth Welsh
  • Bill Dow
  • Sam Sarkar
  • Nigel Bennett
  • Keegan Macintosh
  • Eric Johnson

Review

Legends of the Fall is a sprawling, lushly-photographed epic about three brothers, their father, and the woman who weaves among all of them. The film is primarily focused with the middle brother, played by Brad Pitt, who at the time could still be considered an overlooked actor. But this is one of the films that helped cement his stardom, and with good reason, too — he’s terrific in it. Rounding out the cast are Henry Thomas (of E.T. fame, now all grown up), the always-reliable Anthony Hopkins, and the utterly gorgeous Julia Ormond, whose brief reign as Hollywood’s latest “It” Girl began with this film.