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Wicked Spring (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, War, Western | 15 February 2007 (USA)
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During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander ... See full summary »
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Brian Merrick ...
Harrison Bolding (as Brian J. Merrick)
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James McDavid Hogg
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After Stand Kennerly
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Augustus Elliot
Mark Lacy ...
Pietro Brolo
Lindsey Ingram ...
Virginia Gordon
Rebecca Lawlor ...
Parthenia Sunderlin
John Pagano ...
Confederate Major (as John D. Pagano)
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Union Colonel Holden
Jim Schruefer ...
Harrison's Friend Jim / Background Artist: 1861 Scenes (as James Schruefer)
Barry Privett ...
John's Friend Spencer
Leonard J. Krawezyk ...
Union General
Leonard J. Krawczyk II ...
General's Aide
Mac Butler ...
Union Courier
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During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until they meet by chance on the banks of a quiet creek. The men meet and spend the night around a campfire, not realizing they are enemies until the next morning when the sun rises and a new day of battle begins. Written by Kevin R. Hershberger

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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and related images

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Virginia 1864  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The lead actors took a two month break in production from shooting the 1861 scenes and shooting the 1864 war-time scenes to grow facial hair and lose weight, changing their physical appearance. drastically to show the ravages of war. See more »

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The rifles used would produce much more noise and smoke in war. The actors are more than likely using small powder loads and more modern powder. The recoil from firing would also throw the shooter's shoulder back if a full charge had been fired, rather than the small pop and almost no recoil. See more »

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Where's the plot?
9 July 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree with most of what's been said about this film. Sure, it's pretty to look at and the uniforms are right, but where's the plot? Where are the correct sound effects? Where's the character development?

The only good things about this film are Brian Merrick and DJ Perry. The scene with the letters is completely moving and believable. Too bad it takes that long to get to something meaty! The stuttering kid and the monkey-faced man could have been completely eliminated as they provided absolutely nothing.

The opening sequence was a waste - the facial hair change on DJP was too drastic - it didn't explain enough - and it was so dull it didn't catch my attention to make me really want to watch the film. That and the voiceover was just completely overacted (like most of the acting in the film).

Wicked Spring could do with a re-editing (it's really only got enough good material to be a short), some additional character development (why the heck was Harrison so upset when the guy in the beginning died?), and some realistic sound effects. Oh, and something that makes this interesting to the non Civil War buff.

Yawn.


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