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
Shown at beginning of film: "Every year a parade is held at VMI to honor cadets who gave their lives at a turning point during the American Civil War. On May 15, 1864 seven friends marched into the Battle of New Market ... Only four came out." See more »
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 »
This movie was a good depiction of the events of the civil war, but I personally didn't agree with the tendencies of the directors during the movie. I somewhat liked the fact that love is expressed even in the middle of the bloodiest war in American history. It reminds us that we are all human; we are allowed to feel emotions of love, joy and happiness even during times of despair, death, and loss. Yes, people did have loved ones and families that they thought about when they went off to war, so it was an interesting movie to watch next to loved ones because it springs that thought of "what would I think if i were in that situation" into your head.
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