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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 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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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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1.33 : 1
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A reasonable composite
5 October 2008 | by KCurmudgeonSee all my reviews

I take issue with those who have said this is not an accurate depiction of Appalachian coal country, though I will admit it's probably more representative of parts of West Virginia than Kentucky. I spent 14 years in WV, my wife is from WV and her father grew up in a coal camp.

My wife's grandmother didn't have running water or indoor plumbing until the '70's (heck members of *my* family didn't have indoor plumbing until the late '60's and I grew up in PA!).

I have known many people in WV who sound very much like Holly Hunter in this film, and even dated a woman from the coalfields of southern WV with a similar accent.

The geography also reminds me of WV (though admittedly it wasn't filmed there).

All-in-all an excellent film, and it's hard to believe it represents events as recent as the '70's! We've (until recently) come a long way and we need films like this to remind us how bad things recently were and could soon be again (or worse re: last year's Utah mine disaster).


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