A River Runs Through It


Release Date 1992-09-13
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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the semi-autobiographical novella A River Runs Through It written by Norman Maclean, adapted for the screen by Richard Friedenberg. Set in and around the city of Missoula in western Montana, the story follows two sons of a Presbyterian minister—one studious and the other rebellious—as they grow up and come of age in the Rocky Mountain region during a span of time from roughly World War I to the early days of the Great Depression, including part of the Prohibition era. The film won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1993 and was nominated for two other Oscars, for Best Music, Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film grossed $43,440,294 in US domestic returns.

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Actors & Characters

Craig Sheffer Craig Sheffer Norman Maclean Norman Maclean
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Paul Maclean Paul Maclean
Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt Rev. Maclean Rev. Maclean
Brenda Blethyn Brenda Blethyn Mrs. Maclean Mrs. Maclean
Emily Lloyd Emily Lloyd Jessie Burns Jessie Burns
Robert Redford Robert Redford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt Norman Maclean Norman Maclean
Stephen Shellen Stephen Shellen Neal Burns Neal Burns
Susan Traylor Susan Traylor Rawhide Rawhide
Nicole Burdette Nicole Burdette Mabel Mabel


Philippe Rousselot Cinematography
Robert Redford Director
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Robert Estrin Editor
Mark Isham Music
Robert Redford Producer
Patrick Markey Producer
Amalia Mato Producer
Richard Friedenberg Writer