2h 00min | English | Historical Drama
ADVENTURES OF A FARMBOY AND HIS FAITHFUL DOG CAUGHT UP IN THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE DURING
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
A STORY OF FAITH * FAMILY * FREEDOM * HOME
In 1778, 10-year-old Elijah and his Ma and Pa live on a farm just outside of Philadelphia.
Pa (Eli) wants no part of the revolution, he just wants to be a farmer. When the British Horse Soldiers ransack his house, his wife Maggie is killed. Eli joins the 6PA Regiment to avenge her death.
With nowhere else to go, Elijah follows him along with 2000 other women, children and men who make up General George Washington's civilian army. Elijah’s only solace—his only piece of home—is playing draughts (checkers) with his Pa at night. It reminds him of home.
When his Pa goes missing at the Battle of Monmouth, Elijah sets out on an impossible adventure to find him. Wearing no shoes, no shirt, his body covered in mud, and a feather stuck behind his ear, Elijah sneaks out of camp, runs into a cow, is chased by a dopey guard, befriends a Oneida Indian Guide, and darn near gets shot by Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton. He falls eight feet into a creek, reunites with his faithful dog Cannon, is captured by British soldiers, and plays draughts with General George Washington.
Will the game of draughts save Elijah's life and get him back home?
It’s one of those stories that cannot be left on the shelf, offering a timely movie to unite audiences and distinct opportunity to financially support this blockbuster movie in the making.
The backdrop for “A Revolutionary Tale” follows the American Revolution from Valley Forge through the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. The movie is part love story and part American History; action, adventure, faith, drama, some humorous moments and a battle scene! The story is uniting, bringing the audience into the characters struggles and triumphs in what they endure and overcome in the name of faith, family, freedom and home.
The story highlights 60+ characters and 600+ special extras, many based on actual persons, bringing a face to people from all walks of life, from around the world, who joined the fight for freedom. Oneida Indian Nation, Germans, French, African Americans, Irish, Rich and Poor, Merchants, Bankers and Dirt Farmers – they put their differences aside to come together for one common goal – Freedom.
The American War of Independence lasted eight years, and families played a significant role throughout. Although Elijah is a fictional character, this story is based on diaries, military letters, and papers preserved from the period.
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~ Andrea M Clarke - Producer, Writer, Director
The film story is inspired by the children's book
by Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.
During the Revolutionary War, many women and children followed their husbands and fathers to war because they had nowhere else to go. Some families could not support themselves without the men. Others did not feel safe when British troops occupied their towns. So they marched, camped and worked right alongside George Washington's Army.
They laundered clothes, mended wounds, cooked, cared for the sick, and herded sheep or cattle. In exchange for their labor, women received a half ration and children a quarter ration.
Despite their support and contributions, George Washington said that women and children were a "clog in my movement." Nevertheless, he allowed them to stay because he was afraid the soldiers would leave without their families.
Washington issued General Orders
to control families. When marching
up to nine miles a day, they had to
walk behind the wagons and carry
all their belongings. Women and
children slept on the ground in the
open elements, while soldiers slept
eight to a tent removed from their
One of the few pleasures children
like the movie's main character Elijah had was games like Draughts. It was a popular game among the colonials, and is now referred to as checkers.
Will the game of draughts save young Elijah's life to reunite with his father to get back home?