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Field of Lost Shoes (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 26 September 2014 (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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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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Rated PG-13 for war violence and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Battlefield of Lost Souls  »

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Rubber bayonets were used during the battle. 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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I'm overly sentimental sometimes.
26 August 2015 | by (Round Rock Texas) – See all my reviews

The American Civil War is by far the war that lasts forever in this countries collective memory and was decreed in absentia by the flawed original signing of the Declaration of Independence leaving slavery intact. You would think that makes for great films and in many cases it did,however rarely do they have mass appeal. This 2014 release that sometimes seems longer then its 96 minutes,a flaw in pacing,is not preachy yet stark in some of its depiction that may seem uneven at times.Its based on a historic battle fought by cadets from VMI (Virginia Military Institute) that still exists today.However its also a coming of age film and in that sense some might find it corny,I didn't.The young actors were good but unknown to me.The "b"level adult actors were also good and you'll recognize a few,yet less screen time than the youngins.So if you like a somewhat different twist to a Civil War film yet keeping it "real"you might enjoy it.I certainly was pleasantly surprised.One of my lesser known gems.


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