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A River Runs Through It  (1992)

A River Runs Through It
Theatrical MPAA Rating:
PG
Theatrical Feature Running Time:
123 mins

Theatrical Release Information:
A River Runs Through It

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. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide


A River Runs Through It Trivia

Who played Norman Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Craig Sheffer played Norman Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It

Who played Paul Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Brad Pitt played Paul Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It

Who played Reverend MacLean in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Tom Skerritt played Reverend MacLean in the movie A River Runs Through It

Who played Mrs. Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Brenda Blethyn played Mrs. Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It

Who played Jessie Burns in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Emily Lloyd played Jessie Burns in the movie A River Runs Through It

Who played Young Norman in the movie A River Runs Through It?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Young Norman in the movie A River Runs Through It

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