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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Krebs ... Abraham Lincoln
Jake Lawson ... Armisted
Sean Marquette ... Benjamin 'Duck' Colonna
David Arquette ... Captain Henry A. DuPont
Courtney Gains ... Captain Chinook
Steve Lebens ... Confederate Soldier #1
Coby Batty Coby Batty ... Confederate Soldier #2
William Flaman ... Doctor
Dutch Hofstetter Dutch Hofstetter ... DuPont Aide de Camp
Parker Croft ... Garland Jefferson
Jason Isaacs ... General John C. Breckinridge
Werner Daehn ... General Franz Sigel
Tom Skerritt ... General Ulysses S. Grant
Joe Inscoe Joe Inscoe ... General Wharton
Alexa Yeames ... Girl from the Dance
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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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Language:

English

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 »

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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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Not as bad as that!
16 May 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Field of Lost Shoes" is far from perfect. After all, it's obvious that the folks making the film had a rather limited budget. In many scenes which should have featured many hundreds, only a few dozen are used. However, I don't necessarily see this as an awful thing. After all, the Battle of New Market is NOT the sort of thing that Hollywood would ever make a movie about, so of course the film isn't as fancy or has quite the look of a big production. I can look past this to a certain extent and think considering everything, the film actually looks pretty good.

As for the film apart from the low budget, it's okay...not great, but okay. Instead of focusing on the battle like a documentary, the filmmakers chose to include a lot of fictional subplots--some of which worked and some of which seemed a bit anachronistic (such as Southern students who believe in equality and hate slavery--not something you would have likely heard ANYONE say in the South at that time) or which just didn't work (the love story). I see it as a noble attempt and a reasonably good one at that. Worth seeing if you are a Civil War buff or love history. The ending was quite touching as well. Otherwise, there are a few better films about the era, such as "Glory". Hmmm....now that I think about it, there really AREN'T that many good films about the Civil War and this one is about as good as any...and not nearly as long and ponderous as "Gettysburg".


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