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.
Frank Whaley auditioned for the role of Norman Maclean.
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."
At the Labor Day picnic, Reverend Maclean is playing horseshoes when Paul arrives. Paul addresses his father by saying "Hello, Father." Although you can see Reverend Maclean say "Paul", the dubbed voice says "Son".
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.
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