MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,024 this week

Sword of Honour (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | War  -  2 January 2001 (UK)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 579 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 5 critic

Guy Crouchback,heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family returns to England from Italy at the start of World War Two and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers,along with various ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2520 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 620 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
 
a list of 162 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sword of Honour" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sword of Honour (TV Movie 2001)

Sword of Honour (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sword of Honour.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Trench (1999)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

Director: William Boyd
Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Some Voices (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A schizophrenic causes havoc in his brother's restaurant.

Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Stars: Daniel Craig, David Morrissey, Kelly Macdonald
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Gross
Stars: Toni Collette, Daniel Craig, Katrin Cartlidge
Copenhagen (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and award-winning stage play about the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen. At this time the... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies
Stars: Stephen Rea, Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis
Company K (2004)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A troubled veteran of World War I named Joe Delaney struggles to write a history of the Marine company in which he served. In the nightmare of war, each man is defined by a singular moment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clem
Stars: Ari Fliakos, Terry Serpico, Steve Cuiffo
Love & Rage (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the coast of Northern Ireland. When she begins a passionate ... See full summary »

Director: Cathal Black
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane
Sword of Honor (Video 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Cop partners Allen and Johnny receive a call about a robbery in progress at an art gallery where the ancient 'Sword of Honor' is being kept. They arrive in time to interrupt the theft, but ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tiffe
Stars: Tsuyoshi Abe, Cheryl Archinal, Clay Ayers
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Liam Aiken
The Ice House (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Kitty Aldridge, Penny Downie, Frances Barber
Fateless (2005)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai
Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek
Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Andrew Clarke, Tracy Mann, Nikki Coghill
Shockers: The Visitor (TV Movie 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three young house sharers make the dangerous mistake of assuming that a man who arrives at the door is the cousin of their absent flat-mate.

Director: Audrey Cooke
Stars: Daniel Craig, Miranda Pleasence, Claire Rushbrook
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Will Adamsdale ...
HOO headquarters officer
...
Popforce soldier
Christopher Benjamin ...
Doctor
Jane Bertish ...
Mme Kanyi
Peter Blythe ...
Gen. Graves
...
Monica Brady ...
Hotel receptionist
Tim Briggs ...
Sgt. Glass
Selina Cadell ...
Angela Crouchback
Rebecca Cardinale ...
Italian woman
...
...
Maj. Irvine
Josh Cole ...
Sapper Capt. Beech
...
Trimmer McTavish
...
Edit

Storyline

Guy Crouchback,heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family returns to England from Italy at the start of World War Two and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers,along with various eccentrics though his attempts to get back with his wife Virginia,from whom he is separated,fail. After being implicated in a colleague's death he is sent to train a commando brigade on a Scottish island and ends up on Crete,taking part in its evacuation and escaping to Egypt with fellow officers Ludovic and Ivor Claire. He is returned to England courtesy of Mrs Stitch to possibly prevent him from naming Claire as a deserter. Guy marries Virginia a second time by which timer she has a child by ex-lover Trimmer. Whilst Guy is in Yugoslavia having a confusing time with the partisans Virginia is killed,along with Guy's uncle Peregrine,by a doodlebug bomb. Guy returns to England after getting involved in charitable agencies and eventually remarries. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

En busca del honor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Guy's character changes in rank in various scenes. for example he is a Lieutenant when sent on his second two days leave, when he returns early (after falling out with his ex wife) he's on the train clearly wearing the pips of a captain. Then reverts back to being a Lieutenant, until he's a Captain again when off the coast of Africa, reverting to a Lieutenant again when posted back to London (possibly a demotion there), but in the next scene on arrival in Scotland, he's once again a Captain. See more »

Connections

Version of Sword of Honour (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A gloomy war for Waugh
5 May 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again a substantial literary work (3 novels) has been shoehorned into 200 minutes or so of television but this time without the gross omissions that usually occur in exercises of this kind. Partly this is because of the fair amount of action which takes up a lot of literary space but which can be economically depicted on the screen.

Evelyn Waugh had a pretty scrappy Second World War, but he used his illegally kept diary to good effect. His semi-autobiographical hero, Guy Crouchback goes into what he thinks is a God - ordained crusade against evil, only to discover that the war is the ideal environment for liars, cheats, cowards and phonies of all varieties. His egregious acquaintance Trimmer becomes a war hero by accident and is promoted to Colonel. The evil Corporal Ludovic who murders his C O gets commissioned while good men die everywhere. Every attempted noble act by Guy misfires, and only at the end does he finally achieve some nobility as the putative father of Trimmer's child.

Guy's position is not helped by the fact that his once and later wife Virginia (Megan Dodds) is a vain little tramp who uses men so obviously it's a wonder they are taken in. Guy's emotional IQ is so low he manages to fall for her twice. Well, perhaps the second time around he was after some nice redeeming suffering - he did have some insight - but in retrospect Virginia's demise seems a blessed relief.

Generally though, this was a decent effort. Highlights included the Crete and Croatian sequences and the great portrayals of Ludovic, Major Hound and Brigadier Ritchie-Hook the truly crazy brave military idiot, who was at least able to admit that he enjoyed all that killing'n stuff. Daniel Craig's Guy is also a very measured performance. He has a face on which one can read inner suffering like one reads a weather dial. It was also nice to see that perennial lightweight Leslie Phillips (of 'Carry On' fame) bringing some gravitas to the role of Guy's aristocratic father.

I haven't read the books in this case, but if the portrayal of Mrs Stitch, the society grand dame in the production is anything like that in the trilogy it's a wonder Lady Diana Cooper, who was still alive when they were published, didn't sue. Lady Diana is thought to be the real-life model for the character, who cheats on her absent husband with a young war hero, destroys Guy's mail and pulls strings to get him transferred back to England so he can't blow the gaff on what her 'hero' really did in Crete (desertion).

Anyway, I am now inspired to read the books, which on previous experience should be no hardship. Evelyn Waugh was an intriguing character who started out as an angry young literary man in the 1920s and finished up a reactionary old fart in the 1960s, his time long gone. Yet he was one of the greatest English literary stylists of the 20th century, equally adept at satire ('Decline and Fall', 'Scoop') and serious work ('Brideshead Revisited', Sword of Honour'). This production suitably honours his memory and isn't a bad bit of television in its own right.


43 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what was up with ludovic? geleafa
Craig was great Legolas_lfc9
Very enjoyable. baumgarten_jose
Discuss Sword of Honour (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?