A recent coal mining accident has killed several miners and left the small town community scarred and traumatized. The wealthy mining executive responsible for the accident, Bill Doyle, wants to pretend that it never happened, referring to the mining families as "trailer trash". His wife Diana and son JT know better, though. Diana is drowning in guilt and feels socially awkward around the other rich snobs she used to be friends with. She copes with it by having an affair with Amos, the lone survivor of the mining accident who now walks with a limp and lives with his dying father. JT is worried that his father will go to prison, and takes out his anger on the mining families' children, especially Owen Briggs. Owen is a young boy who lost his father in the disaster. He lives with his bad-tempered aunt, his grieving mother, and his little brother James, who has Down's Syndrome. One day Owen is in the woods with James, and he gets into a fight with JT, accidentally going too far... Written by
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
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Filmed entirely in West Virginia See more
When Amos's father is taken away, Amos magically gets the use of his right arm again while he sits on the pavement. See more
I never been in a motel before.
We used to come to a place like this in high school. The seniors would rent the rooms, and we'd all file in with six packs.
Version of Little Accidents
Fight Dillon Fight
Written and Performed by Rob Walker
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