The rest of the cast is not so lucky. Henry Thomas (the kid from E.T.) still looks like he did ten years ago, Aidan Quinn is out of his league, Julia Ormond spends the majority of the film in tears, and even Anthony Hopkins has a dismal role, half of which he plays as a stroke victim.
While it has some lush cinematography, Legends soon becomes The Movie That Will Not Die, degenerating from stoic period piece to a Three Stooges slapstick movie to a bad soap opera. After about two and a half hours (and some 50 years of family dramatics), it's a relief that all the principals are dead.
Run time: 133 mins
In Theaters: Friday 13th January 1995
Box Office Worldwide: $160.6M
Production compaines: Bedford Falls Productions, TriStar Pictures, Pangaea
Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5
IMDB: 7.5 / 10
Director: Edward Zwick
Screenwriter: Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff
Starring: Brad Pitt as Tristan Ludlow, Anthony Hopkins as Col. William Ludlow, Aidan Quinn as Alfred Ludlow, Julia Ormond as Susannah Fincannon Ludlow, Henry Thomas as Samuel Ludlow, Karina Lombard as Isabel Two Decker Ludlow, Gordon Tootoosis as One Stab, John Novak as James O'Banion, Robert Wisden as John T. O'Banion, David Kaye as Samuel Decker, Tantoo Cardinal as Pet, Paul Desmond as Decker, Christina Pickles as Isabel Ludlow, Kenneth Welsh as Sheriff Tynert, Bill Dow as Longley, Sam Sarkar as Rodriguez, Nigel Bennett as Asgaard, Keegan Macintosh as Boy Tristan, Eric Johnson as Teen Tristan, Randall Slavin as Teen Alfred, Doug Hughes as Teen Samuel, Sekwan Auger as Young Isabel Two, Christine Harder as Isabel Three, Charles Andre as Federal Officer, Weston McMillan as Noel