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Fort McCoy (2014)

Fort McCoy

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 15, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

101 min.

Studio

Monterey Media

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Kate Connor, Michael Worth

Producer

Kate Connor, Eric Stoltz

Screenwriter

Kate Connor

Starring

Story


Most people don't know that 425,000 German soldiers were brought to U.S. prisoner of war camps during W.W.II. One of them was Fort McCoy...

Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction) gives one of his most powerful performances as Frank Stirn, who 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, Kick-Ass) falls for a Jewish soldier (Andy Hirsch, The Chicago 8) haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino and the death of his best friend (Matthew Lawrence, Mrs. Doubtfire).

Camryn Manheim (Happiness) is their audacious friend who encourages the couple, while Seymour Cassel (Rushmore) is the priest who 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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an old-fashioned, appealingly sentimental drama about homefront life during WWII..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“..Fort McCoy is a mess of a film that manages to botch a fairly interesting and compelling premise..”
by Darren Mooney [The m0vie blog]