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The Colt (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  6 February 2005 (UK)
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During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, ... See full summary »

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Jim Rabb
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Sgt. Longacre
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Sgt. Woodruff
Darcy Belsher ...
Covington
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Lt. Hutton
Peter LaCroix ...
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Hatch
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Cleary
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Stanton
Anthony Gerbrandt ...
Switters
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Wesley
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Silsbee
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Leander Calloway
Megan Leitch ...
Lucy Calloway
Aidan Drummond ...
Henry
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During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate times-a symbol of hope that leads the men of the First Cavalry on a journey of self-discovery and newfound brotherhood. Written by RHI

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A story of innocence born to the men of the Union First Cavalry.


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Important messages, beautiful cinematography, family friendly
12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE COLT presented in a straightforward manner the tragedies of war from the individual soldier's point of view, on both sides. Important message for children to understand is that there are "good guys", decent human beings, on both sides. (This reminded me of some of Tolstoi's scenes in WAR and PEACE where one sees other individual soldiers struggling with the horrors of war).

The interplay between this wonderful little animal and the soldiers was another effective way to teach children about caring for something more vulnerable and innocent than ourselves.

I found the cinematography very beautiful at times and would enjoy sharing this film with many other friends and family, preferably with commercials left to the end or presented at the beginning.


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