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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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RHI Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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Important messages, beautiful cinematography, family friendly
12 July 2005 | by akross02See all my reviews

THE COLT presented in a straightforward manner the tragedies of war from the individual soldier's point of view, on both sides. Important message for children to understand is that there are "good guys", decent human beings, on both sides. (This reminded me of some of Tolstoi's scenes in WAR and PEACE where one sees other individual soldiers struggling with the horrors of war).

The interplay between this wonderful little animal and the soldiers was another effective way to teach children about caring for something more vulnerable and innocent than ourselves.

I found the cinematography very beautiful at times and would enjoy sharing this film with many other friends and family, preferably with commercials left to the end or presented at the beginning.


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