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In Pursuit of Honor (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 18 March 1995
In 1932, a modernizing U.S. Army orders the Cavalry to destroy its horses but some sympathetic cavalrymen, defying orders, steal the horses in order to save them from destruction, to the dismay of the top Army-brass.

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Ken Olin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Sgt. John Libbey
Craig Sheffer ... Lt. Marshall Buxton
Gabrielle Anwar ... Jessica Stuart
Bob Gunton ... Col. John Hardesty
James Sikking ... Gen. Douglas MacArthur
John Dennis Johnston ... Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey
Robert Coleby ... Sgt. James Shattuck
Neil Melville ... Sgt. Sean Quinlain
Rod Steiger ... Col. Owen Stuart
Terence Crawford ... Maj. Timothy Forrest
Peter Curtin Peter Curtin ... Sgt. Ernest Gruber
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Sgt. Nathaniel Rutherford
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... Capt. Geoffrey Overton
Christopher Dibb Christopher Dibb ... Evan Buckley
Nick Holland Nick Holland ... Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sergeant
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A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the horses. Written by Rob Hartill

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As soldiers they were taught to fight for honor. As men they were willing to die for it.

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Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for depiction of violence against animals | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Befehl See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The names of the sergeants are the same as those used for the sergeants in Fort Apache (1948) except they are spelled differently. Some the names were also used in other John Ford films. One of of the sergeants in this film was named Quinlan; there is no sergeant named Quinlan in any John Ford or John Wayne film, but Ford did use the name "Quincannon" in several of his military-themed films. See more »

Goofs

On the campaign ("Smokey the Bear") hat, US Army officers did not wear the large US Coat of Arms insignia that was worn on the visored garrison cap. The black and gold acorn cord was sufficient indication that the wearer was an officer. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey: Indians riding Cavalry mounts? My grandaddy'd never forgive me!
Sgt. James Shattuck: Well, when you get to hell... don't tell him.
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A great Film-Almost restores your faith in Human Beings!
9 August 2002 | by Mr SkoooooterSee all my reviews

I first saw this film completely by chance as I was shoveling my Dad's driveway the winter of 1996. I had turned on the TV in between breaks and went to HBO and it had just started and it was so well done that I watched the whole movie before I went beck out to keep on shoveling the snow. If the film's portrayal of MacArthur was true, he was a real Turd! And the treatment of the World War I veterans by our government shows that nothing much has changed over the past 80 years! But the film itself is a gem! If you love a movie with a corny old good guys vs. bad guys plot that will leave you feeling great at the end, and if you love animals, especially horses, you'll love this film. I have the video and will get the DVD as soon as they nake that - it's that good!!!


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