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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Malby
Elizabeth Malby
Jason Widener ...
Patrick Malby
Sheriff Masterson
Penny Hart (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Cait McLachlan (as Jacqueline Aries)
John Capodice ...
Dirk Hobson
Eugene Carter
Cal Malby
Tommy Lafitte ...
Sonny Hobson
Michael Marsico ...
Young Cole Malby


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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Buried Lies  »

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An old-fashioned melodrama about small-town corruption boosted by appealing performances.
5 May 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

This heavy-handed melodrama of two brothers coming to grips with family scandal in a Pennsylvania mining town is too contrived for it's own good, relying too heavily on coincidence and sensationalism to be believable. But while the scenario is amateurish, the direction and performances here are very nicely executed and warrant a watch. A little less glamour would have gone a long way in making this one more lifelike. As it is, a glorified TV movie.

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