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Pharaoh's Army (1995)

Pharaoh's Army (1995)

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This fascinating historical drama, set in 1862 during the Civil War, chronicles the coming of age of a young Kentucky farm boy. The story begins in Meshack Creek, KY, a tense town where loyalties were sharply divided. Sarah Anders and her son were living there on an isolated farm while her husband was off fighting with the Confederates. They are one day jeopardized by the sudden arrival of Union-Army captain John Hull Abston and his ragged regiment. While they stay, Sarah and the captain begin a begrudging friendship based on mutual respect. Both of them have lost loved ones in the conflict, and the two are emotionally vulnerable. When one of the soldiers is seriously wounded during an accident, the regiment is forced to remain longer on the little farm. Conflict ensues between the captain and his men, when they keep stealing livestock from impoverished enemy farmers. Meanwhile the narrator, then a boy, is forced to use his gun against another human. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Cast

Chris Cooper
as John Hull Abston
Patricia Clarkson
as Sarah Anders
Robert Joy
as Chicago
Paul Johnson
as Mourner
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Critic Reviews for Pharaoh's Army

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A gem, the best Civil War film I ever saw.

August 17, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A provocative surprise at every level.

July 7, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pharaoh's Army

An absolutely fantastic film, which ranks among Ride With the Devil as the best civil war movies. The story itself is small and self-contained, yet speaks to the many of the emotions and issues at play during the Civil War which made it such a tremendously complex conflict. No black and white, just shades of gray.

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