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Glory & Honor (1998)

The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.


Kevin Hooks


Robert Caputo (story), Jeffrey Lewis (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Delroy Lindo ... Mathew Henson
Henry Czerny ... Robert Peary
Bronwen Booth ... Josephine Peary
Kim Staunton ... Lucy Ross
David Ferry ... John Verhoeff
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Dr. Draper
John Novak ... Langdon Gibson
Vlasta Vrana ... Morris Jesup
Sylvain Landry ... Eivind Astrup
Samson Jorah Samson Jorah ... Iqwah
Larry Audlaluk Larry Audlaluk ... Ahnalkah
Nathan Ootova Nathan Ootova ... Sipsoo
David Quamaniq David Quamaniq ... Ahnidloo
Sophie Avingaq Sophie Avingaq ... Aleqasina
Brian Tagalik Brian Tagalik ... Ahquinah


The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.

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Biography | Drama


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That there are many descendants of both Henson and Peary still living in Greenland to this day. Grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Yes See more »

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Truly excellent
15 April 2005 | by blackvyperSee all my reviews

A movie about the horrors, rigors and racism of men crossing the North Pole. The basically unknown story of Matthew Henson who has almost been forgotten from history as the co-discoverer of the North Pole simply because of his race. I think it's about time that history starts being reported for what it really is and not what a biased society of the times wants to perceive it. Delroy Lindo gives an excellent portrayal of Matthew Henson who's ability to co-habitat and communicate with the natives allows he and Perry to reach what was once unreachable. Our nation has great discovers and inventors who should not simply be forgotten because they were of a different race. The struggle and anonymity Matthew Henson endured after his trek should never have happened. This movie does a very good job in reminding us that we are a nation of adventurers.. Black and White.

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Release Date:

1 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Expedíció See more »

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1.33 : 1
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