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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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Kate Connor (co-director), Michael Worth (co-director)

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Kate Connor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Frank Stirn
Kate Connor ... Ruby Stirn
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Anna Gerkey
Andy Hirsch ... Sam Dolnick
Camryn Manheim ... Florie
Seymour Cassel ... Father Mivkovek
Brendan Fehr ... Sgt. Dominic Rossi
Gara Lonning Gara Lonning ... Gertie Stirn
Johnny Pacar ... Texas Slim
Matthew Lawrence ... Dan Griffin
Mark Metcalf ... Mr. Gerkey
Marty Backstrand Marty Backstrand ... Lester Stirn
Margot Farley ... Delilah
Rene Heger ... Werner
Mara Connor Mara Connor ... Milli / Gertie Stirn Narrator
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Storyline

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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Trivia

In the opening scenes, the shot of the barracks, is an actual shot of the real location. See more »

Goofs

When the German boy puts the egg nest back in the tree, you can see one of the eggs drop as he is climbing down the tree. 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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Connections

Features Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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A Decent Watch
21 December 2014 | by hikes77777See all my reviews

The story is a little simple and sentimental, but I didn't have any expectations. I think the cast does a good job with the material that doesn't have enough time to fully flesh out the characters. Eric Stoltz is good too; I never really understood why he didn't get bigger roles. Maybe, his roles will get a second wind when he doesn't look 13. It's a little bit Leave It To Beaver, so is probably popular with the Christian crowd.

I found the movie randomly on Netflix but I clicked on it because I was a kid on Ft. McCoy as well. There were only about 4 kids on the post in 1978, and I do remember a 1950's purity of living there. We lived so far apart we never saw each other except when a jeep picked us up to take us into the schools in Sparta. The POW fences and towers remained, but it was a ghost town except in the summer when reservists showed up to bomb the ranges into oblivion. Years later, after we left, they would turn the barracks, not the compounds into a camp for Cuban "refugees." The movie captured a certain feel to the place that I liked...beautiful woods, Squaw lake, and some old fashioned values that remained on army posts into the 80's at least. It was a fun place to be a kid but the movie only has time to give you a glimpse of that.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Форт МакКой See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,070, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$78,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,948
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Marzipan Entertainment See more »
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