The Foot Shooting Party

The Foot Shooting Party

Short Film | War

SORRY NO TRAILER HERE! It did badly and the trailer is not posted anywhere

Directed by Annette Haywood-Carter
Produced by Kenneth F. Carter
Written by Kenneth F. Carter
Starring Jake Busey
Leonardo DiCaprio
Michael Rapaport
Editing by Karl Kases
Release date(s) 1994
Running time 27 min.
Country United States
Language English

Leonardo plays Bud, the band's lead singer that is called to war and is shot in the foot.

Rated R 

A five member Rock & Roll band are about to make it big, when it becomes apparent that their lead singer/songwriter is about to be called to war. In an attempt to stop this, they decide to shoot him in the foot. However the group get trapped in a debate about the rights and wrongs of their actions, and whether this conscription is indeed a duty to society or a punishment to the individual. Will they shoot Bud in the foot or risk their fame for duty...?

When the lead singer of an up-and-coming band (DiCaprio) is drafted, his band mates gather to shoot him in the foot so that he can avoid being sent to Vietnam. Pulling the trigger is much harder than any of them expect.

Reviews from IMDb

A beautiful, relevant film.
Author: haywoodcarter form the United States

As the director of this film my opinion is of course, biased but I must say, "The Foot Shooting Party" is a relevant film for our times. Its message is delivered beautifully by all of the cast most particularly Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Rapaport. Five young men in a rock 'n roll band on the verge of success, get together to shoot lead singer/songwriter Bud (DiCaprio) in the foot so he won't have to go off to war. Gathered around a bottle of Tequilla, a pistol, and a target painted on Bud's foot--with red fingernail polish, so he won't blow his foot off--the evening degenerates into a passionate debate over what is right, what our obligations are to self and country, and whether anything any one person does can make a difference. The suspense--will he shoot himself in the foot or not, and the poignancy of this baby faced boy (DiCaprio turned 19 on the set) confronting such a serious decision is visceral.

*My Review*
I haven't seen it, but it looks like a good movie, if you like movies that are rock&roll/war based movies

Leonardo DiCaprio was 20 years old

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