A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Craig Sheffer
Director: Robert Redford Cast: Craig Sheffer
Craig Sheffer
, Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
, Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
Robert Redford


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Robert Redford's lyrical direction sets the tone for this evocative adaptation of author Norman MacLean's memoir of his idyllic Montana youth. The MacLean family is presided over by the strict but encouraging Rev. MacLean (Tom Skerritt) and his loving wife (Brenda Blethyn). Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, the older son in his family, who takes his school work and writing a bit too seriously for Paul (Brad Pitt), the impetuous younger son, to take much stock in. Paul would rather have a good time, drink and play cards than get involved with academic study. Where Norman wants to be a college literature professor, Paul would prefer to stay in Montana all his life and wrangle some kind of job writing for a local newspaper. But, ironically, Paul is the better fly fisherman and in this way attains a sense of perfection. The film also details the MacLean boys' involvement with a colorful group of town's people -- including a young Indian woman Paul decides to date and the defiant Jessie (Emily Lloyd), whom Norman later marries.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
UPC: 0043396286351
Original Release: 1992
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:04:00

Special Features

Deep Currents: Making A River Runs Through It; The Blackford Challenge: Rescuing a River; Blu-ray Exclusive - "On The Blackfoot River" - Looping Video Environments; ; Casting a Line: A Beginner's Gudie to Fly Fishing; Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Craig Sheffer Norman Maclean
Brad Pitt Paul Maclean
Tom Skerritt Reverend MacLean
Brenda Blethyn Mrs. Maclean
Emily Lloyd Jessie Burns
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Young Norman
Edie McClurg Mrs. Burns
Stephen Shellen Neal Burns
Nicole Burdette Mabel
Susan Traylor Rawhide
Vann Gravage Young Paul
Anne Merrem Hooker at Lolo
Rob Cox Conroy
Michael Cudlitz Chub
Buck Simmonds Humph
Fred Oakland Mr. Burns
David Creamer Ken Burns
Madonna Reubens Aunt Sally
Arnold Richardson Old Norman
MacIntyre Dixon Police Sergeant
Rex Kendall Reporter
William Hootkins Murphy
Jess Schwidde Mrs. Sweeney
Chuck Adamson Harry the Editor
Jack Kroll Reporter
Martina Kreidl Secretary at Newspaper
Noah Snyder Copy Boy at Newspaper
Margot Kiser Sal
Philip A. Braun Dealer at Lolo
Tracy Mayfield Bouncer at Lolo
Chuck Tweed Drunk in Jail
Prudence Johnson Pavilion Singer
D. Gorton Pavilion Announcer
Lincoln Quesenberry Drunk in Alley
Hawk Forssell Bouncer at Speakeasy
Jacob Snyder Piano Player
Jim Dunkin Speakeasy Bartender
Kathy Scharler Waitress at Speakeasy
Don Jeffery Black Jack
Byron Dingman Speakeasy Patron
Cecily Johnson Speakeasy Patron
Caleb Shiff Young John
Robert Redford Narration

Technical Credits
Robert Redford Director,Producer
Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Robert L. Estrin Editor
Richard Friedenberg Screenwriter
William Hjortsberg Screenwriter
Jon Hutman Production Designer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
Barbara Maltby Co-producer
Patrick Markey Producer
Walter Paul Martishius Art Director
Kathy O'Rear Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer

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A River Runs Through It 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most amazing movie I have ever seen. It moves me to tears consistently and thats hard to do. Its full of hidden meanings that we can all relate to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A beautiful film illustrating all that life and family can be---good and bad. A story of fishing, life and love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A moving story of life and love within a family, and the joy and pain that goes with it. Perfectly acted and directed, developing characters in depth. One of the most beautifully shot films of all time. And God flows through it all.
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Not only is this a wonderful showing for the eye with all of the truely beautiful river scenery, but the music is an outstanding bit of ear candy as well. I see this motion picture every chance I get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
brad pitt rules in this movie that has become a personal favorite in my home i personally would recomand this enticing flick to anybody who loves dramatic movies. guys and girls alike will love this great movie.
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