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Wicked Spring (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, War, Western | 15 February 2007 (USA)
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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$500,000 (estimated)
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Nearly the entire cast, and most of the crew, from Hershberger's first short film, "The Nest" worked on "Wicked Spring." See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in The Making of 'Wicked Spring' (2001) See more »

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Not very good
26 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this one in the video store just the other day. Being a huge Civil War buff I just had to pick it up. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a big disappointment. I see, by many of the other comments written here, that I am not alone in seeing the primary (huge!) fault in this movie. It doesn't have a plot or a story! Are we supposed to "ooooh!" and "aaaaah" over beautiful scenes of actors and reenactors dressed up in authentic uniforms? Are we supposed to look at the pretty packaging and not notice that this film doesn't really have any depth? The whole story (and I use that term loosely!) can be distilled into one sentence. Soldiers in the war were once civilians with lives all their own, and soldiers in that war die. I've seen more depth to the subject in a children's book. All in all, not very good


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