A River Runs Through It

Other mistake: In the scene where Norman, his girlfriend and her family are seeing off her brother at the train station, you can see modern tractor trailers on the interstate highway in the background.

Revealing mistake: When Norman MacLean drops off Neal Burns after he falls asleep naked in the sun, Neal gets out of the car still naked with his clothes bundled in front of him. The camera angle switches to the rear view and the sunburn makeup on his back makes it look like he was wearing a bikini. His butt and back must have touched the car seat and rubbed off the makeup.

Continuity mistake: When Norman fishes with Paul for the first time after returning from Dartmouth, his fly reel changes three times in one scene. The first view of the reel it's a brand new Pflueger reel. The next view it's a worn and beat up reel. And the final view it's a Hardy reel.

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Trivia: Although Edie McClurg plays Stephen Shellen's mother, she is only six years older than Shellen in real life.

Paul Maclean: Hello, Jess.
Jessie Burns: Hey, Paul.
Paul Maclean: How's your brother?
Jessie Burns: You both left him alone.
Paul Maclean: Well, I'm sorry about that. That was my fault.
Jessie Burns: Well, you're not forgiven.
Paul Maclean: Was Norman forgiven?
Jessie Burns: Norman's not funny.

Jessie Burns: If he came back next summer, would you try and help him?
Norman Maclean: If you wanted me to.
Jessie Burns: Well, he's not coming back.
Norman Maclean: Well, at least, he's got friends out there.
Jessie Burns: Who Ronald Coleman? Why is it the people who need the most help... won't take it?
Norman Maclean: I don't know, Jess.

Norman Maclean: I'm in deep trouble.
Paul Maclean: Yep. Want me to come over and protect you?

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