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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  13 January 2003 (USA)
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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 English woman, Peggy Shippen. Blinded by desire, Arnold defected to the English army, orchestrating an attempt to assassinate his own mentor, George Washington. Written by Anonymous

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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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At the beginning of the movie, Arnold is shown to be on foot when he is wounded at the battle of Bemis Heights. He was, in fact on horseback. His leg was broken by a combination of the shot and the weight of his falling horse. See more »

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Judge Shippen: Not three months ago, it was Andre this, Andre that. Now its Arnold this, Arnold that. I fear the arrival of the French.
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14 January 2003 | by (Ft Calhoun, NE) – See all my reviews

This was a cleanly filmed background story of Benedict Arnold, trapped by conflicting circumstances, and judged harshly by history. The photography was simple, colorful and crisp, although some of the direction gave the characters an overly terse feel. The made for TV movie aspect contributed to its choppiness. Simply told, it helps us to ponder the complexities in early American history.


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