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Fort McCoy (2011)

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A drama based on a true story when the Stirn family lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during W.W.II.

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Frank Stirn
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Ruby Stirn
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Anna Gerkey
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Sam Dolnick
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Florie
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Father Mivkovek
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Sgt. Dominic Rossi
Gara Lonning ...
Gertie Stirn
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Texas Slim
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Dan Griffin
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Mr. Gerkey
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Lester Stirn
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Delilah
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Werner
Mara Connor ...
Milli / Gertie Stirn Narrator
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Frank Stirn (Eric Stoltz) moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife (Kate Connor, playing her real-life grandmother). Her Catholic sister (Lyndsy Fonseca) falls for a Jewish soldier (Andy Hirsch) haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino and the death of his best friend (Matthew Lawrence). Their audacious friend (Camryn Manheim) encourages the couple, while the local priest (Seymour Cassel) cannot. Frank's daughter befriends a German prisoner boy during this magical summer, but war still finds its victims even thousands of miles from the battlefields in rural America. Written by monterey media inc.

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Rated R for some violence

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Форт МакКой  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,070 (USA) (15 August 2014)

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$73,678 (USA) (3 October 2014)
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Fort McCoy was actually Camp McCoy until 1973 when it was formally renamed Fort McCoy See more »

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Auto pictured late in movie is a 1947 Hudson Hornet. The movie setting is 1944-1945. See more »

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Lester Stirn: [Asking his older sister after buying some candy from Delilah] Why does her skin stick up?
Gertie Stirn: It's her bosom.
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Features Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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A sweet little movie
5 September 2015 | by (Atlanta, Geargia) – See all my reviews

For those of us who grew up in this era, this movie was a very lovely trip down memory lane. As others have commented, the acting in this movie was not the best, but the attempt to recreate the era was quite realistic and exceptionally well done. The living conditions, the technology, the social mores and the nature of life at the time were very accurate well depicted.

I personally served at Ft McCoy and can vouch for the authenticity of the site and the facilities depicted in the film. This is a film that preserves an important historic story about a special place, like many other such places in WWII, and a unique group of people serving their county in whatever way they could and trying at the same time to preserve some sense of normalcy. I highly recommend it.


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