Eric Stoltz 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 falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino and the death of his best friend.
"A HEARTFELT WWII MEMORY PIECE. THE PERIOD DETAILS ARE SO LOVINGLY BURNISHED... ERIC STOLTZ LEAD TURN MARKS A WELCOME RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A HEARTFELT, PERSONAL FILM WITH GREAT PERFORMANCES."
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"ELEGANT. WONDERFUL. SHOWS THAT LOVE AND GOODNESS STILL REMAIN THE SAVING GRACES OF HUMANITY. THE PERFORMANCES ARE EXCELLENT. THE CHARACTERS ARE SO RICH. STOLTZ UNDERPLAYS BEAUTIFULLY. THE LOVELY CONNOR IS THE SOLID CENTER OF THE FILM."
- WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS
"IT IS WELL PACED, BOASTS SOME GREAT PERFORMANCES, AND WELL-DRAWN FEMALE CHARACTERS, AND SHOULD PROVIDE WELCOME RELIEF FOR OLDER AUDIENCES AFTER A BLOCKBUSTER-HEAVY SUMMER SEASON."
"IT IS A REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. AS CRITIC KENT JONES NOTED, THE PROGRESSION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE IT MUCH EASIER AND CHEAPER TO SHOOT TWO PEOPLE IN A ROOM TALKING BUT NO SIMPLER TO DIRECT A PERIOD PIECE. THAT MAKES THE SUCCESS OF FORT MCCOY, SET IN THE SUMMER OF 1944, ALL THE MORE IMPRESSIVE."
- LA WEEKLY
"HANDSOMELY CRAFTED. AN APPEALINGLY SENTIMENTAL DRAMA ABOUT HOMEFRONT LIFE DURING W.W.II. FONSECA AND HIRSCH GIVE WINNING PERFORMANCES AS THE YOUNG LOVERS."
"AN UNDENIABLE SINCERITY COUPLED WITH A SOLID CAST... THERE'S A STRONG HEARTBEAT AT THE CENTER OF THIS FILM."
- MOVING PICTURES
"CAPTURES THE HUMAN DRAMA ON THE HOMEFRONT AS FEW FILMS EVER HAVE."
Co-Directed: Kate Connor and Michael Worth
Written by: Kate Connor
Produced by: Kate Connor and Eric Stoltz
Starring: Eric Stoltz (Golden Globe nominee; Independent Spirit Award Nominee; "Pulp Fiction", "Mask", "Caprica", "Anaconda"), Kate Connor ("Mad Men," "Criminal Minds," "Lost"), Camryn Manheim (Golden Globe Winner (and 2 time nominee), EMMY Winner (and three time nominee); "The Practice", "Ghost Whisperer", "Elvis", "Happiness", "Extant"), Seymour Cassel (Academy Award nominee; "Faces", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "Rushmore"), Lyndsy Fonseca ("Kick-Ass," "Kick-Ass II," "Nikita," "How I Met Your Mother"), Andy Hirsch("The Chicago 8," "Liz & Dick," "Beverly Hills 90210"), Brendan Fehr ("X Men: First Class," "CSI: Miami," "Roswell," "The Night Shift"), Johnny Pacar ("Wild Child," "The Remaining," "American Dreams")