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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor [DVD] [2002]

Release Date:02/11/2003
Michael Salomon's made-for-TV historical drama Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the Benedict Arnold episode of Biography, a making-of featurette, and biographies and filmographies of the cast. This is a solid release from A&E.

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    Special Features

    • "Benedict Arnold" episode of A&E's award-winning series "Biography"
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Aidan Quinn biography and filmography
    • Kelsey Grammer biography and filmography
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selection


    Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Aidan Quinn
      Aidan Quinn - Benedict Arnold
    • Kelsey Grammer
      Kelsey Grammer - Gen. George Washington
    • Flora Montgomery
      Flora Montgomery - Peggy Shippen
    • John Light
      John Light - John Andre
    • Tom Murphy
      Tom Murphy

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