Based on a true story of US cavalry officers who defied the Army's orders to slaughter hundreds of healthy but unneeded horses in the 1930s, IN PURSUIT OF HONOR fumbles the opportunity for rousing heroics with phlegmatic direction and by-the-books scripting.
Having previously crossed swords with unyielding Colonel Hardesty (Bob Gunton), Cavalry Sergeant Major John Patrick Libbey (Don Johnson) is taken aback when Hardesty is sent to Texas to command Libbey's entire regiment. Bidding farewell to the more simpatico Colonel Owen Stuart (Rod Steiger),
Libbey and his men welcome a new platoon leader, Lt. Marshal Buxton (Craig Sheffer) sent to oversee the care of their...