PG | | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Glenn Quinn was offered the role of Norman Maclean, which he turned down.
Long ago, when I was a young man, my father said to me, "Norman, you like to write stories." And I said "Yes, I do." Then he said, "Someday, when you're ready you might tell our family story. Only then will you understand what happened and why."
Young Paul has brown eyes in the film, while the grown up Paul has blue eyes.
The scenes on the Blackfoot River were actually shot on the Madison and other rivers around the Bozeman and Livingston areas. The "Big Blackfoot" has already become too polluted and populated to provide the image the scene required.
The US DVD has different composer credits for the widescreen/pan & scan version. The widescreen version lists (whose score was rejected) while the pan & scan version lists 'Mark Isham' (who replaced Bernstein).
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