Video Release: October 26, 1999
Theatrical Release: 1994
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video
- Dolby Surround
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 134 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Wide Screen
- Originally in English
- Released in English
This story of a retired, idealistic colonel, his three sons and the woman they all loved became a huge hit and made Brad Pitt a major star and sex symbol. Abandoned by his blue-blood wife, Ludlow raises his sons in the foothills of Montana with the help of two native Americans. When World War I breaks out, the youngest and most idealistic son, Samuel, enlists in the army. Brothers Alfred and Tristan follow suit, more as protectors than as cohorts. Despite their best efforts, however, Samuel dies in battle. Upon returning home, Tristan becomes involved with Susannah, his late brother's fiancee. But, tormented by his inability to save his little brother's life, Tristan abandons her and sets out on a long journey of self-discovery. During his absence, Alfred reveals his own passion for Susannah. Although she does not reciprocate his feelings, Susannah -- who has despaired of ever seeing Tristan again -- agrees to become his wife. But then Tristan does return... setting off a dangerous and terrible conflict between the brothers.
Three sons of a retired U.S. Cavalry Colonel, raised in the remote foothills of the Rockies, are turned against each other when a beautiful woman enters their lives. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Art Direction. Academy Award: Best Cinematography (Jon Toll).
Color by Technicolor. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Co-produced in the USA by Bedford Falls Company.