GenreAction, Drama, War Running time1h 36m CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 13, 2014 (2014-04-13) WriterThomas Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy, Dave Kennedy ScreenplayThomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy CastSean McNamara (Union Soldier #1), Jason Isaacs (John C Breckinridge), David Arquette (Captain Henry A DuPont), Lauren Holly (Mrs Clinedinst), Luke Benward (John Wise) Similar moviesGods and Generals (2003), Wicked Spring (2002), Beasts of No Nation (2015), Shenandoah (1965), The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
TaglineSend the boys in... and may God forgive me
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Field of Lost Shoes is a 2014 American war drama film directed by Sean McNamara and written by Dave Kennedy and Thomas Farrell. The film stars Nolan Gould, Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Tom Skerritt, Keith David and David Arquette. It is based on the true story of a group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battle of New Market against U.S. forces during the American Civil War. The battle was fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on May 15, 1864. The film's title refers to the large number of soldiers' boots left on the battlefield due to the muddy conditions during the battle.
The film's shooting locales include Powhatan, Virginia, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and Lexington, Virginia. The film's world premiere was held on May 19, 2014 at the GI Film Festival.
In a review of the film, one historian criticized how the VMI cadets in the film were portrayed as being opposed to slavery. The reviewer stated that such a portrayal was historically inaccurate, as the majority of white Virginian men in the 1860s supported slavery.