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'A River Runs Through It' ... 20 Years Later

By February 26, 2012

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A River Runs Through ItIn honor of the 84th annual Academy Awards, I thought I'd write about my favorite fly fishing movie of all time, "A River Runs Through It."

It's hard to believe this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Robert Redford classic, which was based on the classic novella by Norman Maclean and set in Missoula, Montana.

The movie, starring Brad Pitt as "the fly fishing newspaper man," won the Academy Award in 1993 for best cinematography and not only changed Hollywood but changed the fly fishing landscape in Montana and beyond.

Read more about the 20th anniversary of "A River Runs Through It" and its effect on fisheries such as the Blackfoot River.

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March 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm
(1) montana fishing guide says:

Even though the film is 20 years old we still get a lot of comments and requests related to the movie. The fishing shots were on the Gallatin and several of the other scenes were in the Bozeman and Paradise Valley areas. The scenery in the movie really captivated people and it still initiates folks to plan a fishing vacation to Montana.

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