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Harlan County War (2000)

A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

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Tony Bill

Writer:

Peter Silverman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Ruby Kincaid
Stellan Skarsgård ... Warren Jakopovich
Ted Levine ... Silas Kincaid
Wayne Robson ... Tug Jones
Alex House ... Buddy Kincaid
Charlotte Arnold ... Lucinda Kincaid
Ker Wells Ker Wells ... Little Lee
Jennifer Irwin ... Mary Ball
Rufus Crawford ... Bill Worthington
Cliff Saunders ... Lawrence Perkins
Deborah Pollitt Deborah Pollitt ... Ora Perkins
Timothy Burd ... Dillard Ball
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Jerry Selvey
Reginald Doresa Reginald Doresa ... Bronce Breckenridge
Helen Hughes ... Aunt Melva Jones
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A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

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It's Her Turn To Fight Back.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harlan County See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) See more »

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Close to home portrayal of Labor struggles
28 September 2002 | by deomortoSee all my reviews

This movie works well on many different levels. Holly Hunter is

brilliant as Ruby Kincaid the wife of Silas - the story shows how

her strength of heart and will comes from an inner belief and drive.

the movie also shows how tough it can be at the sharp end of

labor and management battles - the final line where guns are

drawn, both sides back away and then one man is killed before

serious and ultimately successful negotiations are made is very

stark.

The score is also very well done.


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