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Pharaoh's Army (1995)

PG-13 | | Western | April 1995 (USA)
During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek to a remote farm to appropriate enemy (Confederate) livestock. The farm is worked by ... See full summary »

Director:

Robby Henson

Writer:

Robby Henson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Cooper ... Captain John Hull Abston
Patricia Clarkson ... Sarah Anders
Kris Kristofferson ... Preacher
Robert Joy ... Chicago
Richard Tyson ... Rodie
Frank Clem ... Neely
Huckleberry Fox ... Newt
Will Lucas Will Lucas ... Boy
Mac Miles Mac Miles ... Israel
Robert P. Sampson Jr. Robert P. Sampson Jr. ... Narrator (as Robert E. Sampson)
Maude Mitchell Maude Mitchell ... Preacher's Wife
Rebecca Ryland Rebecca Ryland ... Mourner
Scott Coffman Scott Coffman ... Mourner
Gale Wilson Gale Wilson ... Mourner
Stacie Coffman Stacie Coffman ... Mourner
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Storyline

During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek to a remote farm to appropriate enemy (Confederate) livestock. The farm is worked by Sarah Anders, whose husband is away fighting for the Confederate Army. Far from the great armies and battlefields, a very private civil war erupts. The Captain and Sarah are pulled apart by the war's undertow into choices they can not fully control or understand. Each character in this drama must decide whether loyalty will be paid in blood. This story has a relevance to current partisan conflicts. Armies are not filled with murdering psychopaths. Good people can be driven to do bad things. The story chronicles the pathology of war, how escalating events can trigger unasked-for tragedy. Based on a true story about a southern child who shot and killed a union soldier during the Civil War. Written by <jstanley@stern.nyu.edu>

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A private civil war

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief violence and sexual references
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pharaoh's Army See more »

Filming Locations:

Casey County, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$50,652
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Color
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "Sinkhole", but was changed because director Robby Henson felt that people outside of Kentucky would not appreciate the reference. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Preacher: By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground, for out of it we was taken. Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Heavenly Father, pick this child up on heaven's side. Put the grave behind for the promise on the other side, that she might live and abide with you.
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Love Lingers On
Written by Vince Emmett
Performed by Kelly Render Wilkinson
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A true depiction of the humanistic effect of war
1 August 2004 | by randy-132See all my reviews

Thought provoking, humbling depiction of the human tragedies of war. A small, but altruistic view of one family's interactions with the enemy during the civil war in Kentucky. This movie lessens the "glamor" of war; showing it's effect on not only the soldier but the entire family unit.

A lot of today's movies show war as an opportunity to highlight the "hero's" and other glamorous features of war, but very little attempts to show the true effect war actually takes on a community. This movie attempts this through a retelling of a person's memory of those days. This movie is stated to be loose translation of an actual events, when in reality, this movie is probably a factual reality of hundreds, perhaps thousands of "actual events" during the civil war. I highly recommend those interested in our civil war to watch this movie.


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