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Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 20 March 2015 (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 »


Sean McNamara
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Credited cast:
Luke Benward ... John Wise
Jason Isaacs ... John C. Breckinridge
Lauren Holly ... Mrs. Clinedinst
Keith David ... Old Judge
Tom Skerritt ... Ulysses S. Grant
David Arquette ... Captain Henry A. DuPont
Nolan Gould ... Robert / Sir Rat
Max Lloyd-Jones ... Sam Atwill
Sean Marquette ... Benjamin 'Duck' Colonna
Zach Roerig ... Jack Stanard
Mary Mouser ... Libby Clinedinst
Gale Harold ... Major Charles Semple
Courtney Gains ... Capt. Chinook
Josh Zuckerman ... Moses Ezekiel
Sean McNamara ... Union Soldier #1


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.


Action | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battlefield of Lost Souls See more »


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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Rubber bayonets were used during the battle. See more »


Virginia Governor Henry Wise is depicted as being opposed to slavery and secession. In reality Governor Wise was an ardent secessionist. See more »

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I'm overly sentimental sometimes.
26 August 2015 | by dunsuls-1See 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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