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Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

16 | | Action, Drama, War | 20 March 2015 (USA)
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Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Luke Benward ... John Wise
Jason Isaacs ... John C. Breckinridge
Lauren Holly ... Mrs. Clinedinst
Keith David ... Old Judge
David Arquette ... Captain Henry A. DuPont
Nolan Gould ... Robert / Sir Rat
Tom Skerritt ... Ulysses S. Grant
Zach Roerig ... Jack Stanard
Josh Zuckerman ... Moses Ezekiel
Mary Mouser ... Libby Clinedinst
Sean Marquette ... Benjamin 'Duck' Colonna
Gale Harold ... Major Charles Semple
Courtney Gains ... Capt. Chinook
Max Lloyd-Jones ... Sam Atwill
Sean Ryan Fox ... Young John Wise
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Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley. Leaving behind their youth, these cadets must decide what they are fighting for. Written by Anonymous

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Send the boys in...and may God forgive me.

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Action | Drama | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

North & South - The Battle of New Market See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Wilhelm scream: after Gen. Breckinridge says, "Go get 'em, boys." See more »

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As the cadets are on the attack around the barns/sheds,you can see two crew members just disappearing round the side of one of the barns/sheds.Just before the cadet picks up the flag.One is in blue and the other is in a biscuit coloured coat. See more »

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Not as bad as that!
16 May 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Field of Lost Shoes" is far from perfect. After all, it's obvious that the folks making the film had a rather limited budget. In many scenes which should have featured many hundreds, only a few dozen are used. However, I don't necessarily see this as an awful thing. After all, the Battle of New Market is NOT the sort of thing that Hollywood would ever make a movie about, so of course the film isn't as fancy or has quite the look of a big production. I can look past this to a certain extent and think considering everything, the film actually looks pretty good.

As for the film apart from the low budget, it's okay...not great, but okay. Instead of focusing on the battle like a documentary, the filmmakers chose to include a lot of fictional subplots--some of which worked and some of which seemed a bit anachronistic (such as Southern students who believe in equality and hate slavery--not something you would have likely heard ANYONE say in the South at that time) or which just didn't work (the love story). I see it as a noble attempt and a reasonably good one at that. Worth seeing if you are a Civil War buff or love history. The ending was quite touching as well. Otherwise, there are a few better films about the era, such as "Glory". Hmmm....now that I think about it, there really AREN'T that many good films about the Civil War and this one is about as good as any...and not nearly as long and ponderous as "Gettysburg".


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