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Fort McCoy (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  15 August 2014 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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$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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In the opening scenes, the shot of the barracks, is an actual shot of the real location. See more »

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

Quotes

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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30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The setup: Stoltz moves with his family to become a barber for the American army's POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, he must take a stand when a Nazi officer threatens his wife.

The verdict: It's an important film. It will either surprise or disappoint you, depending on what your expectations are. Stoltz proves he's still got some ham in the old acting can. Acting is all-around good. The first 30 minutes are is a lot of fun and rather cleverly made. My only problem with the film was the supporting cast. 7 out of 10.


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