Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor

2003

Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor

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If one is to believe this made-for-cable biopic, America's most notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold sold out his country primarily for the love of a woman. Acknowledged as a hero of the Revolutionary War by his commanding officer, General George Washington (Kelsey Grammer), after bringing about the British surrender at Saratoga in 1776, Benedict Arnold (Aidan Quinn) is robbed of public acclaim by a glory-grabbing fellow officer and by the ceaseless politicking of the Continental Congress. Making matters worse, Arnold has lost what little money he has through misfortune and bad investments. At the urging of his Philadelphia-born fiancée (and future second wife), the pro-British Peggy Shippen (Flora Montgomery), Arnold decides to cast his lot with the Redcoats, ultimately entering into a plot to assassinate his former comrade-in-arms, Washington. Filmed in Ireland under the title Dark Eagle: Benedict Arnold, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor made its American TV debut over the A&E cable network on January 13, 2003, and within a month it had been released on VHS and DVD.

Cast

Aidan Quinn
as Benedict Arnold
Kelsey Grammer
as George Washington
Flora Montgomery
as Peggy Shippen
John Light
as John Andre
John Kavanagh
as Judge Shippen
Tom Murphy
as Maj. Franks
Nick Dunning
as Sir Henry Clinton
Michael Grennell
as Gen. Gates
Jane Brennan
as Hannah Arnold
Stephen Hogan
as Joseph Reed
Mark Lambert
as Joshua Smith
James Flynn
as French Surgeon
Robert Price
as Captain Hamilton
Cal Mulcahy
as Richard Arnold
Finn Mulcahy
as Henry Arnold
Ingrid Craigie
as Margaret Shippen
Louglann O'Mearain
as Militia Captain
Eammon Owens
as Sgt. Smithson
Michael Ford
as Jameson
Ned Dennehy
as Paulding
Rory Keenan
as Militia Man
Demian McAdam
as Benjamin
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  • The war stuff is feisty enough, although nowhere near as thrilling as the plague of Orcs in the latest Tolkien, but it's hard to believe that the same William Mastrosimone who wrote Bang Bang You're Dead also wrote this red-coated bodice-buster.

    Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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