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Out of the Black (2001)

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Two brothers struggle to uncover the truth behind the mining accident that killed their father and bankrupted the town.

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Cole Malby
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Elizabeth Malby
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Patrick Malby
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Sheriff Masterson
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Penny Hart (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
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Cait McLachlan (as Jacqueline Aries)
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Dirk Hobson
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Eugene Carter
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Cal Malby
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Ann
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Betty
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Ned
Tommy Lafitte ...
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Sonny Hobson
Michael Marsico ...
Young Cole Malby
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Set amongst the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania's once prosperous coal country, Out of the Black is a suspensful, compelling tale of two brothers, Cole and Patrick Malby, and their quest to unravel the mysteries surrounding their father's death. Based around the true story of one of the countries worst mining accidents on record, this heartfelt drama follows the plight of two brothers' quest for the truth. Hiding from their past and keeping to themselves, the two young men afford a meager, day by day existence, working their small, dilapidated farm. But all that is about to change, when a strange woman, Cait MacLochlainn, arrives in town to find her long lost father, a man she's never met. Through a series of events, Cole reluctantly resolves to help Cait locate her father. The result proves to be a profound journey of personal truths, freedom and, finally...love. Written by Anonymous

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25 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Seth: Anything buried this long, bound to be rotten all the way through.
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Brilliant character driven story with lots of heart.
23 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Los Angeles and found it to be a brilliant character driven story, that was well acted and passionate. I went with a friend and had very few expectations. I had seen Tyler Christopher on General Hospital and the Pretender but had no idea he was doing movies. His character "Cole" was very reminiscent of a young Marlon Brando in 'Streetcar'- interior and smoldering - Wow! Anyway, Jeffrey Lyons had given the film an excellent review so we decided to check it out. I'm always a little skeptical of indie films but this one I will say, was excellant. Dee Wallace played a great antagonist, and Sally Kirkland's character, who was a mute, was fantastic. Unlike the big studio films, this is a movie with depth and heart. It was both involving and suspenseful without the use of special effects. The only negative was maybe the ending, which held out on the relationships and there resolutions, but I guess you can use your imagination. I gave this film an eight and a half out of ten.


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