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The Four Feathers (2002)

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A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Durrance
Mohamed Bouich ... Sudanese Storyteller
Campbell Brown ... Dervish Ansar
... Gustave
... Col. Sutch
Andy Coumbe ... Colonel Other Regiment
Angela Douglas ... Aunt Mary
Karim Doukkali ... Egyptian Orderly
... Isabelle
Megan Hall ... Millie
... Drunken Corporal
... British Lion
... Abou Fatma
... Ethne Eustace
... Colonel Hamilton
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Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Freedom. Country. Honor. Passion. To save his best friend, one man must risk everything he loves. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las cuatro plumas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,857,879, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,306,166, 1 December 2002
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Kate Hudson turned down the chance to play Mary-Jane in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002) in order to make this film. See more »

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In the beginning while the troops are training they charge dummies with bayonets. Several bayonets are obviously rubber. See more »

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Title Card: By 1884 over a quarter of the earth's surface had been conquered by the British Army. There was no greater honor for a young man than to fight for Queen and Country. Those that refused the call to arms brought shame and humiliation on their friends and families...
Title Card: The Symbol of their disgrace was the white feather of cowardice...
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Version of Four Feathers (1915) See more »

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A pale shadow of the original
8 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was looking forward to an epic journey that fleshed out and brought up to date (movie-wise) the 1939 version. It was terrible. It should have been made in the 60's in cinema-scope and lasted for 33 hours, but what we got was a dumbed down version that didn't even hit all the plot points successfully. The characters were indistinct and couldn't be told apart. I was shocked at the nonchalance at which the fourth feather was exchanged. It should have been the last straw that made the main character face his fears and the punch at the end that restored him, but instead it is an afterthought. In short, I was very disappointed.


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