A group of youths invite an unsuspecting history student to play a surreal war game which reckons the past and proves to be a worthy lesson for the future.



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Cast overview:
Billy Bradley ...
Joey (as Robert DoBrev)
James Black ...
Josh Guerrin ...
Prisoner of War #1
Prisoner of War #2
Derek Yu ...
Viet Cong Soldier #1
Chris McLaughlin ...
Viet Cong Soldier #2
Max the Lizard ...
Mini-Max the Waterdragon


Angela, a graduate student of American history and peace studies at UCLA, is introduced to a new way of thinking by three young friends. Searching for a new apartment for herself and her boyfriend, Kai, Angela stumbles upon a renovated house beside a mysterious field. She meets Chris, the building manager, and his buddies, Riley and Joey, who invite her to partake in "war games." Chris explains that the field site has remained uninhabited since a troubled Vietnam veteran occupied it years ago. The group sets out and soon learns about the nature of survival and conquest while confronted by the question, "What is the true cost of war?" Only their experience in "Field Day" can answer. Written by Jeanne Marie Spicuzza

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Sometimes the horrors of the past are the lessons of the future.


Short | Drama





Release Date:

10 January 2005 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent critique of the dehumanization of war and exploitation of power. The cinematography is phenomenal! I look forward to more films directed by John O'Shaughnessey. I loved the crisp and colorful quality of the HD, resulting in an almost Impressionistic treatment of light. The acting is superb! The story bears a classic "Twilight Zone" quality, perhaps even David Lynch influence. Great writing! The dialogue is poignant, and makes its point without excess. The story follows Angela, skillfully portrayed by Jeanne Marie Spicuzza. Her name means "heavenly messenger," and she is an "existentialist." Given these descriptions, we're told that she will, in essence, live... and tell. Very intelligent writing! I've discovered some interesting symbols, too. Even the lizard appearing in the film is indigenous to Vietnam. Brilliant and honest! I predict that this film will be studied and remembered as an important statement of our times.

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