Pharaoh's Army (1995)

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    • Pharaoh's Army (1995)

      PHARAOH'S ARMY

      DIRECTED, PRODUCED AND WRITTEN BY ROBBY HENSON
      CICADA FILMS/ ITVS



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek
      to a remote farm to steal enemy (Confederate) livestock.
      The farm is wroked 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

      Full Cast
      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 ... Boy
      Mac Miles ... Israel
      Robert E. Sampson ... Narrator
      Maude Mitchell ... Preacher's Wife
      Rebecca Ryland ... Mourner
      Scott Coffman ... Mourner
      Gale Wilson ... Mourner
      Stacie Coffman ... Mourner
      Leon Cain ... Mourner
      Alvie Cox ... Mourner
      Zach Lee ... Mourner
      D.J. Wade ... Mourner
      Margaret Ellis ... Mourner
      Anne Hayden ... Mourner
      Sarah Clay ... Mourner
      Cameron Williams ... Mourner
      Mary Ellis ... Mourner
      Ellen Ellis ... Mourner
      Paul Johnson ... Mourner
      Margaret Abbott ... Mourner
      Susan Coffman ... Mourner
      Megan Shelby ... Mourner

      Produced
      Robby Henson .... producer
      Tracy Kristofferson .... associate producer
      Doug Lodato .... producer
      Elizabeth Rodgers .... associate producer
      Melissa Weisenberg .... line producer

      Production Companies
      Cicada Films
      Independent Television Service (ITVS)
      Kentucky Educational Television
      NEA
      Sinkhole Productions Inc.
      TMF Metro

      Original Music
      Vince Emmett

      Trivia
      The text at the end of film reads: "In 1941, a Kentucky mountaineer returned to a remote sinkhole,
      the place where during the Civil War he had killed and buried a Union Soldier.
      This film was inspired by his story as told to the folklorist Harry Caudill."

      Original story took place at Meshack's Creek, Kentucky, in 1862; the town no longer exists.
      Tompkinsville is the nearest town officially recognized by the US Postal Service, roughly 6 miles to the west of the creek.
      The general area (Cumberland Gap), during the Civil War, experienced some of the most brutal clashes of the war;
      not only battles, but brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Location
      Kentucky, USA

      Watch this Clip

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMcw_ST4WYg[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- Pharaoh's Army (1995)

      Pharaoh's Army is a 1995 U.S. film directed and written by Robby Henson,
      and starring Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Kris Kristofferson.
      The film takes place in Kentucky during the American Civil War
      and focuses on an uneasy encounter between a small squadron of Union Army soldiers
      that take up residence at the farm of a woman whose husband is fighting in the Confederate States Army.

      User Review
      No heroes, no villains..
      22 May 2005 | by Uneken (Oslo, Norway)

      It is characteristic that this film is not better known.
      It obviously lacks most elements that a successful theater film needs:
      heroes, villains, conflict and resolution, romantic love interest..

      Everything is topsy-turvy here, nothing works out as it should, everyone is clumsy, sad, angry, hurt and hungry
      and nobody has a solution for anything.
      In short: it is war and it is hell for everybody involved.
      People try to do best, but interests, allegiances and so called duty interfere.
      The picture transports us back in time to the Civil War with an intensity seldom seen in today's cinema.
      Straightforward honest images of an intense beauty.
      The actors are very well cast for the story and they make the characters come truly alive in front of our eyes.

      A silver dollar in a heap of nickels!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- Pharaoh's Army (1995)

      I enjoyed this film. While it is not a blockbuster by today standards, It's a good watch. I enjoy Chris Cooper in most things he does.

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "