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The Four Feathers (2002)

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mohamed Bouich ...
Sudanese Storyteller
Campbell Brown ...
Dervish Ansar
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Col. Sutch
Andy Coumbe ...
Colonel Other Regiment
Angela Douglas ...
Aunt Mary
Karim Doukkali ...
Egyptian Orderly
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Isabelle
Megan Hall ...
Millie
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Drunken Corporal
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British Lion
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Colonel Hamilton
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Storyline

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las cuatro plumas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,857,879, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,306,166, 1 December 2002
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Jude Law was the original choice for the role of Harry Feversham. See more »

Goofs

When Harry loses his horse and has to jump onto the back of a free one, you can see the rider next to it holding its reins so it will keep running. There is no reason for him to be doing this in the middle of a charge, except to have it ready for Harry to mount. See more »

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Title Card: By 1884 over a quarter of the earth's surface had been conquered by the British Army. There was no greater honor for a young man than to fight for Queen and Country. Those that refused the call to arms brought shame and humiliation on their friends and families...
Title Card: The Symbol of their disgrace was the white feather of cowardice...
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Connections

Version of Storm Over the Nile (1955) See more »

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Good Night Ladies
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This thing is a MESS. See the 1939 version for a GREAT film!
4 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Bad camera work only adds to this this films problems. The story rambles, for some reason they changed the war to the first war in the Sudan but you never see General Gordon. The British are made to look like the bad guys but it's never pointed out that the Mahdi was involved in the slave trade.I guess they wanted to save the money it would have cost to stage the battle of Omdurman to do the correct war. Get the 1939 version for a GREAT film.


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