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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 »

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... Mrs. Clinedinst
... John C. Breckinridge
... Old Judge
... John Wise
... Ulysses S. Grant
... Captain Henry A. DuPont
... Major Charles Semple
... Libby Clinedinst
... Capt. Chinook
... Sam Atwill
... Robert / Sir Rat
... Jack Stanard
... Benjamin 'Duck' Colonna
... Moses Ezekiel
... Young John Wise
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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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Action | Drama | War

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

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20 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Battlefield of Lost Souls  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The film portrays the only time in American history, in which an entire student body is/was sent into pitched battle and won. 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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Mesmerizing Masterpiece About VMI Cadets, War And Romance
5 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it was worth the wait. I had been expecting the great movie, and I have gotten this. Everything is good about this movie - actors (with Jason Isaacs and David Arquette staying power), music, the setting, the tonality, the mood, the pace, the message. Deep, anti- slavery motif is strong throughout, and even those young Southern cadets from VMI are not all pro-slavery men, they just defend Virginia the way they could. The poignant scene of the pre-battle talk of General John C. Breckenridge with 7 cadets is a real gem of the movie and it underlines the tragedy to come, as the next day was that battle. The battle is depicted with all that urgent brutality, mud, blood, mercilessness, honest severity and terrifying chilling accuracy. There is no beauty in men killing each other and shelling to shreds. There is no fun in dead enemy and joy in lost comrades. The characters of President Lincoln, General Grant, General Siegel are all well drawn and only add much to the spellbinding truthfulness of the story. It has the elegance of Gods And Generals, deep tragedy of Glory, warm humor of The Blue and The Gray, grandeur of Gettysburg, and I am sure this work will stand the test of time well. Highly recommended


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