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In Pursuit of Honor (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 18 March 1995
A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the ... See full summary »

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Christopher Dibb ...
Evan Buckley
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A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the horses. Written by Rob Hartill

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As soldiers they were taught to fight for honor. As men they were willing to die for it.

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Rated PG-13 for depiction of violence against animals | See all certifications »
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18 March 1995 (USA)  »

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The movie is NOT actually based on a TRUE story. It was based on A story - that was told by cowboys to writer Dennis Lynton Clark. So, technically it was a tall tale (like Paul Bunyan). The cowboys were working on his father's ranch in Montana during the 1940's. (Reference:.Bob Seals, MilitaryHistoryOnline.com; In Defense of Honor: General Douglas MacArthur and the Horse Cavalry of 1934) See more »

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John Libby wears the modern U.S. Army insignia for a First Sergeant, which was adopted in 1942. At the time the film is set, the 1930s, the correct insignia would have been three stripes with only two rockers below the diamond. See more »

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Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey: Indians riding Cavalry mounts? My grandaddy'd never forgive me!
Sgt. James Shattuck: Well, when you get to hell... don't tell him.
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This film was well done and touched my heart.
16 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

The actors (both human and animal) were well cast. The direction of this TV film was excellent. The movie depicted a humane aspect of the military.

The soldiers started out with some conflict of personalities and became a "team". They had one goal: SAVE THE HORSES. The horses selected for these roles were well trained and were magnificent animals.

Before watching this film, I had a high regard for General Douglas MacArthur. The information given in the film shows another side of the war hero; one not so favorable.

The compassion shown by the Calvery soldier to his partner (the horse) was extremely emotional. He was ready to give his life for his "partner". The soldier looked upon the mount as an equal and treated the animal with dignity. I was unaware that when the soldiers and horses went into battle, they were a team; one depending on the other for their survival. The horse was trained to manoeuvre and respond to protect his rider. This is a part of history that remains a secret to most people.


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