Legends of the Fall | 1994

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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Main Plot

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.


  • Tristan Ludlow, Brad Pitt's character in Legends of the Fall, is a wild-hearted and troubled son who endures tragic events.
  • Anthony Hopkins plays Colonel William Ludlow in Legends of the Fall. He is the father of three sons and a central character in the plot.
  • Aidan Quinn's character in Legends of the Fall is named Alfred Ludlow, and he plays the role of Tristan Ludlow's responsible brother.


In the ending of Legends of the Fall, Tristan returns home after a long absence, finding his family torn apart by tragedy. He seeks revenge against those responsible, leading to a violent confrontation. Ultimately, Tristan's quest for vengeance leads to his own demise. The film concludes with his brother, Alfred, taking on the responsibility of caring for the remaining family members and finding solace in their love. Despite the heartbreak and loss, the bond between the family endures, emphasizing the enduring power of love and the sacrifices made in the pursuit of justice.

Edward Zwick