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The Pennsylvania Miners' Story ()


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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... See more »

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Randy Fogle
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Blaine Mayhugh
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Leslie Mayhugh
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Dennis 'Harpo' Hall (as John David Souther)
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Robert 'Boogie' Pugh
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Ronald 'Hound Dog' Hileman
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Mark ' Moe' Popernack
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John 'Flathead' Phillippi
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Thomas 'Tucker' Foy
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Missy Phillippi
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Sue Unger
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Annette Fogle
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Cindy Thomas
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Sandy Popernack
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Cathy Hileman
Peggy Roeder ...
Denise Foy
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State Trooper Sianng
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Brandon
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John Unger
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Driller #3
Bob Elkins ...
Blaine Mayhugh, Sr.
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Kelsey Mayhugh
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Mike Fogle
Lynne Innerst ...
Paulette Hall
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Mine Official
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Preacher
David Macerelli ...
Minister
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Bob Long
David McConnell ...
Governor's Aide
Brandon Arthur Miller ...
Daniel Popernack
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Master Chief (scenesDeleted)
John Souther
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Governor Mark Schweiker
Ken Weimer ...
Minister
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John Weir
Ryan James Wood ...
Chris Phillippi
Russ Faulk ...
Rescue Miner (uncredited)
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Rescue Worker Foreman (uncredited)
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Drunken Miner (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Frankel

Written by

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Elwood Reid ... ()

Produced by

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Jack Clements ... producer
Deborah Romare ... associate producer (as Deborah Sahagun)
Larry Sanitsky ... executive producer

Music by

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Mason Daring

Cinematography by

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Tony Cutrono
Igor Meglic
John Thomas

Film Editing by

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William Marrinson ... co-editor
Christopher Rouse

Editorial Department

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Gino Panaro ... colorist
Casey Peterson ... post-production
Mark Reaser ... telecine assistant
Michael K. Reynolds ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lisa Freiberger

Production Design by

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Charles Dwight Lee

Art Direction by

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Brandee Dell'Aringa

Set Decoration by

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Karen Agresti

Costume Design by

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Perri Kimono

Makeup Department

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Linda Williams ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Paul Kurta ... unit production manager

Art Department

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Thomas J. Garrigan ... assistant property master: Pittsburgh
Linda Griffis ... art department coordinator
David E. Harshbarger ... property master
Kenneth J. Kellers ... lead man: Pittsburgh
Janet Kusnick ... storyboard artist
Ron Licari ... assistant property master
Lauri Mancuso ... charge scenic painter
Richard A. McCarthy ... plaster department head / stand-by plasterer
Mary O'Brien ... on-set dresser
Tim Scheu ... lead man
Lee Thomson ... on-set dresser
Mike Villarino ... construction general foreman

Sound Department

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Peter Bentley ... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Paul Berolzheimer ... sound effects editor: and Sound Effects Designer
Kenneth R. Burton ... re-recording mixer
Brion Condon ... sound utility: Los Angeles
Jim Emswiller ... sound mixer
John Evans ... boom operator
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Robert Perkins ... boom operator: Los Angeles
Andre Perreault ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Tripoli ... dialog & adr editor

Special Effects by

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Kevin C. Brady ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Justin Sundquist ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Wayne Baker ... assistant camera: water
Kevin Brady ... rigging grip
Jarrett Buba ... electrician
Daniel Casey ... assistant camera
D.R. Curtis ... set lighting technician
Ronald De Torres ... set lighting technician (as Ronald K. De torres)
Ian Dodd ... camera operator
Gregory L. Edwards ... dolly grip / grip
Edwin Effrein ... assistant camera
Bart Flaherty ... key grip
Rich Floyd ... assistant camera
Charles B. Katz ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lee Kazista ... assistant camera
Michael Marzovilla ... gaffer
Dominic Mecchia ... grip
Jean-Pierre Nutini ... best boy
Justin Pelissero ... electrician
Brian Powers ... grip
Keith Seymour ... best boy grip
Douglas W. Shannon ... rigging gaffer
Alejandro Snodgrass ... camera production assistant
Antonio Soriano ... gaffer
Doug Stanczak ... grip
David J. Thompson ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Isabella Vosmikova ... still photographer
Frans Wetterings III ... assistant chief lighting technician

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... casting: Pittsburgh (as Donna M. Belajac)
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lauri Mancuso ... costume art finisher

Location Management

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Eric Dilucente ... location manager
Steve Parys ... location manager / location scout
David H. 'Wino' Weinstein ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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David Bondelevitch ... music editor
George Doering ... musician
Bruce Fowler ... orchestrator
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Bill Pitts ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Stacey Babb ... production assistant
Cori Beredino ... set location production assistant
Larry Geyer ... set production assistant
Lori Goldbach ... first assistant accountant
Chris Hinton ... production assistant
David 'Yoko' Jose ... production assistant
Susan O'Connor ... construction accountant
Diane Sunderlin ... assistant production office coordinator
Jason Menz ... stand-in: Gareth Williams (uncredited)
Molly Zahr ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Buried under tons of rock, drowning in water, losing air, all they had left was the will to survive. Hope runs deep. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nine in the Mine (United States)
  • To oryheio (Greece)
  • I istoria ton anthrakoryhon stin Pennsylvania (Greece)
  • Bányászballada (Hungary)
  • Os Mineiros da Pensilvânia (Brazil)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $8,500,000 (estimated)

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