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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

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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Must-See, Poignant Civil War Story
11 January 2006 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

This is what I usually want to see when I see any story about war. The men who fight in wars are human beings. They harbor their own dreams, apart from the dreams which the war they fight in tries to instill into them.

It reminds me of the last scene in "All Quiet on the Western Front." Man's

This is not another movie about the Civil War. It does not gloss over the ugly parts and it does not make the tender parts too pretty.

What it does reveal is that men will always be weak and strong, and brave and scared and that to fight in a war is one of, is not the, most difficult thing a man can do in his life.

If we can be grateful, in the face of these calamities, it can only be vainglorious in contrast to the very sacrifices which we can only imagine were made on our behalf and will be made on our behalf for much more time to come.

While The Colt may only be a story, it had to be made. Mainly because as long as men fight wars, they must never forget that there is honor in many other things that war does not reveal about men.

I recommend it very highly.


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