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Fort McCoy
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,… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"A heartfelt, personal film with great performances aims for the stars and falls back to earth."
‑ Karsten Kastelan, Hollywood Reporter
"An old-fashioned, appealingly sentimental drama about homefront life during WWII."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
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