• Frys.com #6511053
  • Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
  • UPC #043396326071
  • Model #32607



    In stock, ships same Business Day ship1.99 While supplies last

    Share this:

    Share on Google+

    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 32607 )

      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, Rovi
    Movie Type
    Movie Level Themes
      Fathers and Sons, Sibling Relationships, Generation Gap
    Movie Level Tones
      Nostalgic, Literate, Poignant, Reflective, Affectionate, Atmospheric

    DVD Features

    • Deep currents: making a River Runs Through It
    • The blackfoot challenge: Rescuing a River
    • Casting a line: A beginner's guide to fly fishing
    • Never before seen deleted scenes
    • Blu-ray exclusive - "On the Blackfoot River" - looping video environments
    • 1992--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mark Isham-Nominee
    • 1992--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Robert Redford-Nominee
    • 1992--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Philippe Rousselot-Winner
    • 1992--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Richard Friedenberg-Nominee
    • 1992--American Society of Cinematographers, Philippe Rousselot-Nominee
    AMG Rating


      The sure hand of director Robert Redford, his images beautifully rendered by cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, did more than play it safe with the material provided by Norman Maclean's best-selling autobiographical novel about fly-fishing and the connection between father and sons. Set in Montana in the early 20th century, the film is a typical coming-of-age story featuring two sons, one conventional (Craig Sheffer) and one wild (Brad Pitt), and their relationships with their minister dad (Tom Skerritt). In his third directorial effort, Redford showed that he understood mood, pace, and setting like few other contemporary American filmmakers. A River Runs Through It is a mature, contemplative film that put Redford back on track as a director, leading him, a few years later, to the equally adept and perhaps more substantial Quiz Show. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player

    In Stock, Same Day Shipping
    This product is in stock in our warehouse. You have a choice of Ground Service, 2nd Day Air, or Overnight Delivery for domestic orders.