7.2/10
1,128
30 user 1 critic

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.

Director:

Ken Olin
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg
The Jack Bull (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After being wrongfully denied justice, a horse trader seeks his own justice on a treacherous rancher.

Director: John Badham
Stars: John Cusack, John Goodman, L.Q. Jones
The Enemy Within (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Colonel working at the Joint Chiefs of Staff uncovers a plot by his superior to use military force to remove the elected President, who always opposed Pentagon budget increases, and to replace him with a much tamer Vice-President.

Director: Jonathan Darby
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Sam Waterston, Dana Delany
The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ishi, the last Yahi Indian of California, must leave his homeland and learn to navigate the world of the white man in order to survive.

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jon Voight, Graham Greene, David Ogden Stiers
The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A child's parents are killed by a vicious land-grabber but years later the child grows into a man ready for revenge.

Director: Paris Barclay
Stars: Sinbad, James Coburn, Gregory Hines
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin
The Last Outlaw (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Left for dead by his bank robbing gang, a marauder joins a posse to seek revenge.

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine
Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Craig Sheffer
Montana (TV Movie 1990)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Hoyce and Bess Guthrie are long married Montana ranchers who come to a major crossroads in their lives. An oil company has offered to buy them out and Hoyce wants to sell while Bess hopes ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Richard Crenna, Lea Thompson
Blind Justice (TV Movie 1994)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Armand Assante, Elisabeth Shue, Robert Davi
Vendetta (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown
When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There is no river border separating the United States from Canada in Montana. There is a Milk River in Montana that flows into Canada, but the border is the 49th parallel. See more »

Goofs

John Libby wears the modern U.S. Army insignia for a First Sergeant, which was adopted in 1942. At the time the film is set, the 1930s, the correct insignia would have been three stripes with only two rockers below the diamond. 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A film about courage, compassion, and with a fulfulling delivery.
26 December 2001 | by Stargal427See all my reviews

The film opens onto a flashback of one of the darker moments of history -- the destruction of WWI veteran camps outside the White House during the Depression. This sets the stage for how a few veteran calvarymen have a stronger sense of personal morale than their fellow men.

Then the present, with an adept young man whose father left a longlasting impression to many men he comes into contact with in a southwestern military base. It's a calvary stronghold, with around 500 horses and a fraction of that in men.

But the seeming low-action utopia ends when a Colonel retires and is replaced by a more ruthless replacement who carries out orders of Gen. MacArthur -- to disband the calvary's traditions [discontinuing sabers] and destroy the spare mounts in a brutal method that reminded me of the WWII concentration camp scenes of horror where Nazis would shoot Jews and bury them in mass graves on top of one another.

The start of this movie is a fast set-up for the rest of the film and does not leave much room for intermission. It's a long journey they undergo, and isn't without the harsh reality of the peril that the renegades face in their decision to rescue the horses.

I was attracted initially because of its history-base, which I'm interested in, and I've learned while being entertained at the same time of what happened within our own borders that might not have attracted everyone's eye, but was brutally savage all the same.

In conclusion, this made-for-TV movie scored an 8 with me and if any of this movie's main elements fascinate you it should be on your agenda to see.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed