(based on Deborah Sampson)
- Coming of age -
America's 1st heroine outfoxes all the guys
...until they thank her.
Fiercely vowing to fight for her country's freedom, Deb breaks the law passing as a man, and joins the Continental Army. She proves a crack shot, finds buddies in a little squad, but has to fight off an eager female "follower" who hits on the pretty “boy” she seems to be.
Deb’s capers are wild and brave, but when she’s shot in a midnight raid, she begs to be left to die so as not to be found female by the maverick long rifleman she’s bonded with and fallen for.
In secret, nursing her own thigh wound, Deb survives, then leads a daring attack, and winds up a decorated and promoted hero.
Only when she falls, near death from fever, does a shocked physician uncover her breasts, and find that this young hero is a woman…at war with her heart.
A finalist at Sundance
DEBORAH: The Adventures of a Soldier