Fort McCoy (2014)

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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 … More

Rating: R (for some violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kate Connor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 22, 2014
Box Office: $78.2k
Runtime:
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as Frank Stirn

as Ruby Stirn

as Anna Gerkey

as Sam Dolnick

as Sergeant Dominic Ros...

as Father Mivkovek

as Texas Slim

as Dan Griffin

as Mr. Gerkey
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If the film has a major flaw, it's the profusion of subplots in a 100-minute running time. Still, it is a real accomplishment.

Full Review… | September 22, 2014
L.A. Weekly
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"Fort McCoy" is an obvious labor of love. That doesn't make it a good movie, but it's a nice sentiment all the same.

Full Review… | September 11, 2014
Arizona Republic
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The period details are so lovingly burnished in this uneven, if heartfelt, feature that for a while they threaten to overpower the story, which delves gently into a rarely explored aspect of the war.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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A heartfelt, personal film with great performances aims for the stars and falls back to earth.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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An old-fashioned, appealingly sentimental drama about homefront life during WWII.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Variety
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Writer and co-director Kate Connor's debut feature "Fort McCoy" is an example of what happens when you try to shoehorn as many topics and themes from WWII as you can into one movie.

Full Review… | August 23, 2014
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