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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.

Directors:

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

Writer:

Kate Connor
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Cast

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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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence

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Trivia

Fort McCoy was actually Camp McCoy until 1973 when it was formally renamed Fort McCoy See more »

Goofs

PW's were not allowed to wear their uniforms except at funerals. The SS officer would not have been wearing his SS uniform and certainly not a Swastika since political emblems were not allowed. 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 first-rate, flawless family film that aims high and hits its target
3 May 2011 | by angeleno34See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Форт МакКой See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Production Co:

Marzipan Entertainment See more »
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Color
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