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The Pennsylvania Miners' Story (2002)

Based on the real-life chronicle of the "nine for nine" Pennsylvania coal miners who were rescued in the summer of 2002. Told from their own perspective, the movie reveals their ... See full summary »

Director:

David Frankel

Writer:

Elwood Reid
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Beckel ... Randy Fogle
Dylan Bruno ... Blaine Mayhugh
Marisa Ryan ... Leslie Mayhugh
JD Souther ... Dennis 'Harpo' Hall (as John David Souther)
Michael Bowen ... Robert 'Boogie' Pugh
Brad Greenquist ... Ronald 'Hound Dog' Hileman
Robert Knepper ... Mark ' Moe' Popernack
William Mapother ... John 'Flathead' Phillippi
John Ratzenberger ... Thomas 'Tucker' Foy
Finn Carter ... Missy Phillippi
Anjanette Comer ... Sue Unger
Annie Corley ... Annette Fogle
Lucinda Jenney ... Cindy Thomas
Kathleen McNenny Kathleen McNenny ... Sandy Popernack
Mariann Mayberry ... Cathy Hileman
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Based on the real-life chronicle of the "nine for nine" Pennsylvania coal miners who were rescued in the summer of 2002. Told from their own perspective, the movie reveals their extraordinary experience and, takes viewers inside the mine (shot in real mines and recreated on a soundstage) to show the life-threatening dangers and physical limitations the men faced for 77 hours as they waited for rescue. The movie was shot in many of the actual locations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, including scenes at the real-life Quecreek mine. Written by Film Lab Rat

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Buried under tons of rock, drowning in water, losing air, all they had left was the will to survive. Hope runs deep.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine in the Mine See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Made me want to puke
24 November 2002 | by singlaaSee all my reviews

This movie was absolutely terrible. I have never seen such maudlin crap. I mean, every single little cliche was found in this movie. Crying wives, friendships tested, hope. I mean, sure those are good themes and all, but it wasn't done in an original way. The makers had a real opportunity here to make a good movie out of an event that touched America, but all they did was make crap to take advantage of the currently patriotic America. Really made me sick to watch every scene.


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