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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Stirn
Ruby Stirn
Anna Gerkey
Sam Dolnick
Father Mivkovek
Sgt. Dominic Rossi
Gara Lonning ...
Gertie Stirn
Texas Slim
Dan Griffin
Mr. Gerkey
Lester Stirn
Margot Farley ...
Mara Connor ...
Milli / Gertie Stirn Narrator


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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Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence

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Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Форт МакКой  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


It was the rule that captured SS officers were kept segregated from regular German army troops and were guarded more closely. See more »


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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A first-rate, flawless family film that aims high and hits its target
3 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A first-rate, flawless film worth going out of your way to see. It's all there--an engaging story with believable characters and fine acting, a piece of history worth knowing about, a perfectly-detailed recreation of place and time--and it's a true story! Granddaughter Kate Connor has lovingly and unflinchingly brought her family back to life, and you and your family will thank her for it. This film deserves wide, mainscreen distribution and will make some smart person a lot of money. Americana, a happy ending, and a G rating! And this from a guy who would usually avoid a film with those parameters! (Seen at 2011 Newport Beach Filmfest)(reviewer has no personal or financial connection to the filmmakers)

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