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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 ... 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.

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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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The title says it all!
24 November 2002 | by tony-434See all my reviews

The title, "The Pennsylvania Miners' Story" says everything you need to know about this lame, by the number MOW. A company like Disney should be able to think of a more creative title than this unimaginative dreck, but then they should also be able to make a better movie. Perhaps it's because the movie was, literally, thrown together in a few months(the script had to be punched out in days)from the time of the real near-disaster in my hometown, or perhaps it's because we already know it ends happily ever after, but no where in the two full hours of viewing did I feel anything resembling tension, suspense, or most importantly, drama. The characters feel cliched, their dialogue stilted and the few attempts at sincerity come off as melodramatic to the nth degree. Disney spent over $1.5 million to acquire the rights to the Miners' life stories. They should have taken the time to write a good, heart-warming script instead of spoonfeeding us garbage. 0 out of 10 stars.


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