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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)

On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to become the most respected and feared of America's generals. He won brilliant military victories against the English colonists and was Washington's favorite soldier. But two conflicting forces battled inside Arnold's heart; a deep concern for his country and his passionate love for an enchanting and manipulative Philadelphia woman, Peggy Shippen. Blinded by desire, Arnold defected to the English army, orchestrating an attempt to assassinate his own mentor, George Washington.

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The greatest general of the Revolution, he became its most dangerous enemy. See more »

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Kelsey Grammer voiced the part of Benedict Arnold in the A&E documentary mini-series, "The American Revolution", reading off-screen extracts from Arnold's letters and papers as Arnold was portrayed on-screen by another actor. See more »

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In the opening segment, Arnold leads the assault on Quebec. In reality, the battle took place at night during a snowstorm. The battle also occurred within the city, not the outskirts. See more »

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George Washington: We shall be hard pressed to find another Benedict Arnold.
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An engaging attempt to change history's perception of Arnold
28 October 2002 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

The movie slowly builds to a certain momentum and although production values suffer from time to time, the movie engages as it attempts to set the record straight about Benedict Arnold. History has registered Arnold as a traitor, but here he's clearly a Patriot who's actions to turn Red Coat reflect what he perceived as a slight by the Continental Congress to not only protect him from a rogue member ruling Philadelphia with an iron hand, but to remunerate him for his war expenses. Quinn's performance transcends the Washington of Fraser Crane (oops, Kelsey Grammar) and brings dignity to a movie that has benefited from the brilliant writing of the award winning Mastrosimone. Direction is straightforward and not inspired. Tech credits are good.


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