“Fort McCoy” will be released on DVD on September 23, 2014. Brendan Fehr stars in this historical period drama, which is set during World War II in and around the military base at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. “Fort McCoy” follows the events and lives of several people at this camp during this time.
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.
Eric Stoltz starred in and produced “Fort McCoy”. He plays Frank Stirn who arrives at the camp as the new barber since he is unable to enlist due to a heart murmur. Brendan explained to Media Blvd back in 2008 “His “action” is limited to being a barber for the brave men going off to fight and it’s his story of working through this insecurity and finding his place in life, war, and his own family.”
Brendan Fehr plays Sgt. Dominic Rossi who has already done a tour in Tunisia and is now working as military police on the base. “I am a guide of sorts, liaison even, to this family taking up residence on the base where this story all takes place.”
Brendan’s new indie project: “Fort McCoy”, August 20th, 2008