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The Colt (2005)

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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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Yelena Lanskaya

Writers:

Mikhail Sholokhov (short story) (as Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov), Stephen Harrigan (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Merriman ... Jim Rabb
Steve Bacic ... Sgt. Longacre
William MacDonald ... Sgt. Woodruff
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher ... Covington
Scott Heindl ... Lt. Hutton
Peter LaCroix ... Capt. Thorndale (as Peter Lacroix)
Haig Sutherland ... Hatch
Colby Johannson ... Cleary
Matthew Currie Holmes ... Stanton
Anthony Gerbrandt ... Switters
Christopher Redman ... Wesley
Richard Kahan ... Silsbee
Philip Granger ... Leander Calloway
Megan Leitch ... Lucy Calloway
Aidan Drummond 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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TV-PG
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Official Sites:

RHI Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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A colt helps men reflect on their lives in a time of war.
11 July 2005 | by wlvrn-1See all my reviews

The title is deceiving, this movie is much more than a tale about horses. Not being one for sappy animal movies, I was a bit skeptical at first. However, I was curious to see Merriman's performance after watching him years ago on the television series THE PRETENDER so I tuned in. With the Civil War as a backdrop, the story of the colt and men engaged in regiments was very moving. I laughed, cried, and even sat on the edge of my seat at times. It made me analyze history and human behavior. This story explored emotion and compassion that are often neglected in the history books. Suddenly, the Civil War becomes more complex and unnerving- leaving the viewer an opportunity to see humans at their best and worst. Merriman was superb and connected you to his plight as a young Union soldier far from home, trying hard to protect the innocent colt. If you enjoy historical drama, action, and social commentary you will enjoy this film.


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