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A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a... See more »

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Josey Aimes
Thomas Curtis ...
Sammy Aimes
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Karen Aimes
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Glory
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Kyle
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Bill White
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Bobby Sharp
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Hank Aimes
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Alice Aimes
James Cada ...
Don Pearson
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Big Betty
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Leslie Conlin
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Sherry
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Lattavansky
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Peg
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Young Josey
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Judge Halsted
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Arlen Pavich
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Ricky Sennett
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Young Bobby
Bryan Fagerstrom ...
Mac
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Earl Slangley
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Young Male Doctor (as Aaron Shiver)
Clif Stokes ...
Good Guy
J.D. Garfield ...
Porta Guy #1 (as JD Garfield)
Boots Southerland ...
Guy #2
John Hardman ...
Guy #3
Forrest Norgaard ...
Mac's Buddy
Sage Coy ...
Stacey
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Wayne
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Real Estate Agent
Alex Layton ...
Number 3
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Bobby's Wife
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Stacey's Mom
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Gray Suchett
David Lislegard ...
Union Member #1
Kurt Peterson ...
Union Member #2
Pete Pellinen ...
Union Member #3
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Union Member #4
Todd Anderson ...
Semen Man
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Larynx Nurse
Patrick McDowell ...
Priest (as Monsignor Patrick McDowell)
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Tom Motel Clerk
Sally Wingert ...
Kay Stollman
Katherine Ferrand ...
Sally Bullavina
Curtis Plagge ...
Burly Miner
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Digger Driver
J.C. Cutler ...
Union Rep #1
Gus Lynch ...
Pete Union Rep
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Bailiff #1
Rand Kennedy ...
Bailiff #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sawyer Clark ...
Boy in hockey rink parking lot
Ricardo Andres ...
Miner, Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
Wendi Andres ...
Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Cook ...
Hockey Fan (uncredited)
Harp Corrigan ...
TJ's Bar Patron / Miner / Juror (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Kyle Falls ...
Hockey Game Guest, Bar Patron, Plant Worker (uncredited)
Angela Kosteliz ...
Mine Worker (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Lane ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kayla Laursen ...
Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
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Hockey Game Guest (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
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Mine Official (uncredited)
John F. Mollard ...
Hockey Fan / Union Member (uncredited)
Robert Ozasky ...
Miner (uncredited)
Christine Rapsys ...
Hockey Fan (uncredited)
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Upset Woman in Clinic (uncredited)
Ron Smith ...
Steel Workers Union Member (uncredited)
Troy Starr ...
Steel Workers Union Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Niki Caro

Written by

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Michael Seitzman ... (screenplay)
 
Clara Bingham ... (book "Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law") and
Laura Leedy ... (book "Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law") (as Laura Leedy Gansler)

Produced by

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Helen Buck Bartlett ... executive producer (as Helen Bartlett)
Doug Claybourne ... executive producer
Nana Greenwald ... executive producer
Chris Salvaterra ... production executive
Jeff Skoll ... executive producer
Valerie Flueger Veras ... associate producer (as Valerie Flueger)
Nick Wechsler ... producer

Music by

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Cinematography by

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Chris Menges

Film Editing by

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David Coulson

Editorial Department

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Tony D'Amore ... digital intermediate colorist
Carol A. Ellison Fleming ... assistant editor
Paul Ensby ... digital colourist
Daniel J. Geiger ... assistant editor
Kathleen Latlip ... assistant editor
Stephen Nakamura ... digital film colorist
Christian Prejza ... digital intermediate producer
Benj Thall ... trailer editor
Todd Zongker ... first assistant editor: avid

Casting By

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Mali Finn

Production Design by

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Richard Hoover

Art Direction by

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Gregory S. Hooper

Set Decoration by

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Peter Tosti Stephenson
Ray Attridge ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Cindy Evans

Makeup Department

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Tammy Ashmore ... makeup artist
Chris Fitzpatrick ... prosthetic makeup key artist
RaMona Fleetwood ... hair stylist
Toni G ... makeup artist: Ms. Theron
Jill Guido ... assistant hair stylist
Sally J. Harper ... hair stylist: Ms. Spacek / makeup artist: Ms. Spacek
Denise Kum ... head makeup artist
Adruitha Lee ... hair stylist: Ms. Theron
Lori McCoy-Bell ... head hair stylist
Greg T. Moon ... makeup artist (as Greg Moon)
Reyna Robinson ... hair stylist
Cara Sophia Tollefson ... hair stylist (as Cara Tollefson)
Brenda Torre ... make-up and hair
Teri Ann Uccan ... assistant hair stylist
Linda Vallejo ... assistant makeup artist
Danielle Friedman ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Natalie A. Hale ... additional makeup artist: Minnesota (uncredited)
Vanessa Jaramillo ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Karen McDonald ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Justin Stafford ... wig maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ravi D. Mehta ... executive in charge of production
Nicolas Stern ... production supervisor
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Timothy Grant Engle ... second second assistant director
Dave Halls ... additional second assistant director / first assistant director: second unit
Chemen Ochoa ... second assistant director (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Liz Tan ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Curtis Bellows ... paint foreman
John C. Cameron ... assistant property master
David M. Cole ... buyer
Jason Critchfield ... painter
Chadney Everett ... painter
John Frick ... set designer
William F. Gambill ... paint gang boss / scenic gangboss
Joel Goodell ... set dresser
Kelly Hemenway ... lead scenic artist
Lynn A. Johanson ... paint gang boss
Arlen Johnson ... general foreman
Caylen Johnson ... welder
Kristen Kogler ... art department assistant
Scott Nordhausen ... on-set dresser
Gabrielle Petrissans ... set designer
Jeff Schoen ... set designer
Liv Selinger ... art department coordinator
Gary Surber ... leadman
Alan Swain ... set dresser
Keith Walters ... property master
Christopher Windisch ... construction coordinator
Jeri Woodward ... paint foreman
Randal Woodward ... lead scenic artist
Dan Fitzgerald ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Chris Thickins ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Petra Bach ... adr editor
Jamie Baker ... foley editor
Kevin E. Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects designer
Cole Gittinger ... boom operator
Rodney Gurule ... audio playback engineer
Steve Humphrey ... sound
Frank Kern ... supervising foley editor
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Igor Nikolic ... assistant sound editor
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer (as Steve M. Pederson)
William Sarokin ... sound mixer
Sara Stern ... apprentice sound editor
Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Hugh Waddell ... adr supervisor
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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David C. Avery ... special effects technician
Nicole Hansen ... special effects technician (as Nicole Hansen-Solum)
Steven Hintz ... special effects foreman: Minnesota
Joel Hobbie ... special effects technician
Geoffrey C. Martin ... special effects coordinator
James Murphy ... special effects technician: Minnesota
Paul Murphy ... special effects technician: Minnesota
Sam Murphy ... special effects technician: Minnesota
Brett A. Myrick ... special effects technician
Gary Petersen ... special effects technician (as Gary Mongo Petersen)
Jason P. Schumacher ... special effects technician: Minnesota
Kurt R. Schumacher ... special effects technician: Minnesota
Craig R. Uszak ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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David W. Allen ... visual effects supervisor: TeamWorks Digital (as David Wallace Allen)
Cheryl Bainum ... executive producer: HATCH
Dominic Daigle ... digital artist: HATCH
Eric Durst ... senior visual effects supervisor / visual effects producer
Mark Edwards ... visual effects coordinator: Hatch
Deak Ferrand ... senior matte painter/designer: HATCH
Greg Nelson ... digital compositor
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Andrew C. Whitelaw ... digital artist: HATCH
Chris B. Schnitzer ... visual effects production supervisor: Warner Bros. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Scott Cosgrove ... stunts
Lena Fennema ... stunts
Alisa Hensley ... stunts (as Alisa Hensley-Lane)
Eric D. Howell ... stunt coordinator: Minnesota
Shawn Robinson ... stunts
Tim Trella ... stunt coordinator: New Mexico
Danny Wynands ... stunts (as Dan Wynands)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James W. Apted ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dana Baker ... best boy grip
Liza Bambenek ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Becke ... grip
Theodore Y. Bott ... electrician
David Cummings ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
David Galbraith ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Gallup ... grip
George Greene ... electrician
Myke Groves ... best boy rigging electric
Rodney Gurule ... rigging electrician
Hank Herrera ... key rigging grip
Travis Hottinger ... grip
Trevor Howe ... grip
Christopher Hultgren ... electrician
Scott Jolstad ... b cam dolly grip (as Scott D. Jolstad)
Kevin Karpinski ... electrician
Al LaVerde ... key grip
Michael Lindquist ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jon Lindsay ... film loader
Steven Litecky ... gaffer
Duane Manwiller ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Paul Marbury ... assistant camera
Mike Moad ... dolly grip
Wiley Schott ... camera production assistant
Dyanna Taylor ... director of photography: second unit
Wilson Webb ... electrician
Dean Woytcke ... rigging grip
Nikki LeBlanc ... rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jo Edna Boldin ... casting director: New Mexico
Deanna Brigidi ... casting assistant
Kathryn Brink ... extras casting
Wade Cordts ... extras casting assistant
Daniella Friedman ... casting intern
Elizabeth Gabel ... extras casting assistant
Marie A. Kohl ... casting assistant: New Mexico
Lorrie Latham ... extras casting assistant
David Rapaport ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aleah Ames ... set costumer
Maria Bentfield ... costumer
Sabrina Calley ... costumer: Charlize Theron
Janet Ingram ... key costumer (as Janet Stirner Ingram)
David Livingston ... costume production assistant
Lisa Lovaas ... costume supervisor
Daniela Moore ... costume supervisor
Lisa Parmet ... key costumer
Jason Rainey ... ager/dyer
Andrew Rempel ... costumer
Claire Sandrin ... set costumer
Lee Sollenberger ... set costumer
Tony Velasco ... set costumer
Melissa E. Hollingsworth ... tailor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Dellheim ... location manager
Mark Har ... assistant location manager
Anne Healy ... location manager
Robbie Mueller ... location scout
Rowan Stanland ... assistant location manager
Joel Thingvall ... location scout

Music Department

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David Campbell ... conductor / orchestrator: strings
Jay Duerr ... music editor
Rodney Gurule ... music playback mixer
Anibal Kerpel ... music programmer
Bobby Mackston ... music editor
Karyn Rachtman ... music supervisor
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Bettie Ross ... supervising music copyist
Allen Sides ... music mixer: strings
William J. Sullivan ... soundtrack assistant engineer

Script and Continuity Department

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Joanna Kennedy ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Curtis Wade Anderson ... driver: cast
Dave Calaway ... production driver
Brian Denny ... vehicle wrangler
Michael Forte ... driver
Bruce Hauer ... transportation coordinator
Steve Humphrey ... picture car coordinator / transportation captain
Michael Luckeroth ... driver: mechanic
James William Ray ... driver
Rajiv Sarin ... driver
Marc Scott ... driver
Leo Skudlarek ... driver: props
Lucas Stein ... driver
Joseph von Stern ... driver: director (uncredited) (Joseph Stern)

Other crew

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Rachel Aberly ... unit publicist
Greg Anderson ... technical advisor: embalming
Keith Baca ... day office production assistant
Kris Barberg ... production assistant
Billy Bonifield ... assistant production coordinator
Judith M. Brown ... studio teacher
Jerome Butler ... dialect coach: Mr. Bean
Wade Cordts ... extras coordinator
Rob Corlew ... production secretary
Carrie Cossalter ... assistant: Ms. Spacek
Nicole Erdmann ... production coordinator: Minnesota
Brooke Fair ... production assistant
Sonia Farrell ... assistant: Mr. Harrelson
Cassandra Flueger ... assistant: Mr. Bean
Ken Garcia ... medic
Kurt W. Gensmer ... set medic: Minnesota
Jerome Gerard ... production assistant
Claire Gerety-Mott ... assistant: Ms. Caro
Cynthia Graves ... stand-in
Cynthia Graves ... stand-in
Erik Hodge ... assistant: Mr. Wechsler
David Hughes ... production assistant intern
Jai James ... key set production assistant
Judith Jennings ... studio teacher
Anne Johns ... production coordinator
Linden Johnson ... first assistant accountant
Marty Jurek ... production assistant
Harriet Katz-Stevens ... location accountant: Silver City
Julie Kaupa ... production assistant
Gideon Keith ... title designer
Beth Kono ... assistant: Ms. Theron
Tiffany Kyees ... body double / stand-in
Kristina Lankford ... dialect coach
Daryl C. Lefever ... production accountant
Tom Lent ... adr voice
Sandy Lizaola-Hernandez ... physical production coordinator
Jennifer Mancuso ... office production assistant
Dan Mercer ... title designer
Carlos A. Montoya ... set staff assistant
Peter L. Mullin ... hockey consultant
Dan Neff ... production assistant
Kevin Obsatz ... production assistant
Sara M. Pennington ... production assistant (as Sara M. Lewis)
Patricia Perkins ... key craft service
Marcus Ringrose ... title designer
Chance Romero ... production assistant
Bettie Ross ... supervising copyist
Wiley Schott ... set staff assistant
Joanie Selden ... payroll accountant
Faith Strongheart ... set production assistant
Karen Svobodny ... assistant: Ms. Bartlett and Ms. Greenwood
Nadia Venesse ... dialect coach
Andrea Vestrand ... stand-in
John N. Ward ... second assistant accountant
Skip Whitson ... craft service assistant
Danlee Winegar ... assistant: Ms. Caro
Marcia Woske ... production assistant
Dave Dustin ... construction medic (uncredited)
Peter Vaughn Jervis ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
G.Q. Sanchez ... fire safety officer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

1989. Josey Aimes takes her two kids, Sammy and Karen, and leaves her abusive husband Wayne, to return to her northern Minnesota home town. On a chance meeting with her old friend Glory Dodge who works as a driver and union rep at the mine operated by Pearson Taconite and Steel, Josey decides to work at the mine as well, work that is dominated by men in number and in tone. She does so to be able to stand on her own two feet for the first time in her life, something she probably could not have done if she remained in a job washing hair at a beauty salon. Working at the mine does not sit well with her father, Hank Aimes, who also works at the mine and who, like the other male workers, believes she is taking a job away from a man. Hank has believed that all Josey's problems are of her own doing, ever since she, unmarried, had Sammy while she was still in high school. Josey has always stated that she does not know who Sammy's biological father is, which fosters Hank's attitude about her. Among Josey's coworkers is Bobby Sharp, who many believe is Sammy's biological father. Josey's evangelical mother, Alice Aimes, stands by her husband in their general belief of traditional roles of men and women. Josey and her fellow female mine workers are continually harassed, emotionally, physically and sexually by their male counterparts. Every seeming step forward in the issue Josey finds is only a measure to lull the women into a false sense of security, or to make the fall even harder. Unable to withstand the abuse, Josey decides to sue the company for sexual harassment. She does so with the help of Glory and her husband Kyle's friend, Bill White, an ex-New York lawyer who is facing his own emotional demons. They being able to get any corroboration is difficult as all Josey's male coworkers are standing together, and all the women fear retribution by the company and/or their male coworkers after the fact. Even Glory is facing her own issues which prevent her from being that strong union voice. Only a small grain of the truth coming to light may be what Josey and Bill need... Written by Huggo

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Taglines All She Wanted Was To Make A Living. Instead She Made History. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Class Action (United States)
  • Untitled Niki Caro Project (United States)
  • L'affaire Josey Aimes (France)
  • Kaltes Land (Germany)
  • En tierra de hombres (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Budget $35,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,422,455, 23 Oct 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Josey Aimes is based on Lois Jenson, who started working in the mines in 1975 and endured thirteen years of harassment, before filing her first lawsuit. Jenson v. Eveleth Mines was settled in 1998, ten years after it was first filed, and over twenty years after the harassment began. See more »
Goofs During the opening text about women miners, the word "Northern" is spelled "Norhtern". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in North Country (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Antone's Polka See more »
Crazy Credits The Warner Bros. logo plays but with no music. See more »
Quotes Bill White: What are you supposed to do when the ones with all the power are hurting those with none? Well for starters, you stand up. Stand up and tell the truth. You stand up for your friends. You stand up even when you're all alone. You stand up.
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