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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Marshall Buxton
Jessica Stuart
Col. John Hardesty
Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey
Sgt. James Shattuck
Sgt. Sean Quinlain
Col. Owen Stuart
Terence Crawford ...
Maj. Timothy Forrest
Peter Curtin ...
Sgt. Ernest Gruber
Brian McDermott ...
Justin Monjo ...
Capt. Geoffrey Overton
Christopher Dibb ...
Evan Buckley
Nick Holland ...
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sergeant


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.


Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for depiction of violence against animals | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Befehl  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


There were several instances of misuse of military unit names. A regiment is an organization of several battalions. A sergeant would not have the authority to organize one. A squadron is a battalion-sized unit in cavalry organizations. It would be too large for this type of operation. A platoon would be more appropriate. This would be the smallest unit commanded by a commissioned officer. See more »


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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A great Film-Almost restores your faith in Human Beings!
9 August 2002 | by (Fayetteville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film completely by chance as I was shoveling my Dad's driveway the winter of 1996. I had turned on the TV in between breaks and went to HBO and it had just started and it was so well done that I watched the whole movie before I went beck out to keep on shoveling the snow. If the film's portrayal of MacArthur was true, he was a real Turd! And the treatment of the World War I veterans by our government shows that nothing much has changed over the past 80 years! But the film itself is a gem! If you love a movie with a corny old good guys vs. bad guys plot that will leave you feeling great at the end, and if you love animals, especially horses, you'll love this film. I have the video and will get the DVD as soon as they nake that - it's that good!!!

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