The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

  1. Shekhar Kapur


  2. A.E.W. Mason


  3. Hossein Amini


  4. Michael Schiffer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    Harry Faversham

  2. Wes Bentley

    Wes Bentley

    Jack Durrance

  3. Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson


  4. Djimon Hounsou

    Djimon Hounsou

    Abou Fatma

  5. Michael Sheen

    Michael Sheen


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The Four Feathers
The Four Feathers



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 20, 2002


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 12m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $29,882,645.00



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