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Dana Bennison ...
Virginia Klaising
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Georgianna Walker
Gerry Green ...
Union Soldier (as Gerry Greene)
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Grace / Henry Kieler
Mimi Jefferson ...
Mary Livermore
William Laney ...
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Gert Blaylock
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Union Captain
Rick Lewis ...
Stanford Davis
Patrick Melville ...
Lucius Walker
Thom Milano ...
Colonel Wright
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Zeb Nash
Scott Mushinskie ...
Dead Boy
Vincent Niemann ...
Thomas Kieler
Grace Pettijohn ...
Aunt Ruth Cooper
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On the day of her engagement, Grace Kieler finds her family and fiancé divided on political matters. With her future husband off to join the Union army and her brother vowing loyalty to the Confederates, she is torn. She promises her father that she will protect and care for her brother. Upon her father's death Grace decides to cut her hair, don her brother's clothes, and take his name to join the ranks of the Rebel army. She must find him and keep him from getting killed. Along the way, she meets Virginia Klaising, a widow and mother grieving the death of her only son. Virginia begins to fall for this Rebel 'boy' as they travel the backwoods avoiding both armies trying to get back home. By the same turn, Henry (Grace) finds himself comforted by this unfortunate woman. Together they are able to mend the wounds that tear the underpinnings of the heart. As love blooms and the secret becomes harder to conceal, the two realize that they have something precious---an unspoken candor that ... Written by Whitney Hamilton

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Over four hundred women fought disguised as men during the Civil War. This is one woman's story.

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1 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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After the Battke
Words by Agnes Leonard
Performed by Susan McKeown
Music by Susan McKeown and Jimi Zhivago
Arranged by Jimi Zhivago
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A Touching Story
8 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first found out about this film through a review I stumbled upon on YouTube; curious about the storyline, I downloaded it on Amazon.com and after watching this film, I am forever grateful that I found it.

After watching so many mainstream films that seem to follow the same formula and that concentrate on plots containing extreme violence, profanity, or gratuitous sex, it was refreshing to watch My Brother's War. The plot line was based on a subject that was obviously close to the writer/director's heart and I believe that, through this passion, the best films are made. The emotions in the film were raw and real, and the actors involved (especially between the main characters Virginia and Grace/Henry) had great chemistry. You can tell that this film was made with care, passion, and...love.

One thing I appreciate about My Brother's War is that it concentrates not only on a personal story of the American Civil War, but it also displays a part of the war that not everyone realizes was fact: That women fought as men on the front lines. Furthermore, I also appreciate that the film concentrates on an unexpected love, a love that is transforming, real, and nondiscriminatory, as it should be.

My Brother's War resonates with emotions that are easily understandable, ranging from joy and relief, to sorrow and fear, to love and anger. The story is very real and well executed, and I am grateful to have "stumbled" upon this gem of a film.


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