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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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TV-PG
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Official Sites:

RHI Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csikó See more »

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The Colt-more than expected
4 December 2009 | by pdwebbsiteSee all my reviews

I was leery of the title, as it sounded somewhat sentimental, yet our local librarian recommended my selection. Good call. This movie, unlike some Civil War movies, offers a real look at the humanity behind the soldier. What is mesmerizing is how the birth of a colt to an army mare changed the persona of the unit. The colt has all sorts of symbolism: new life among death; hope; redemption; promise. I hope to find a copy of the short story the film is based on and compare it to this film. One of the best scenes is when Jim, the main character, is sharing a meal with a farm family and as he describes his home state, he breaks down in tears from homesickness and despair. A touching and revealing film. A different look at the Civil War. While the ending is a horrible surprise, it is fitting for the irony portrayed throughout the film.


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