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An American Tragedy (2007)

In 1922 a nationwide coal mining strike occurs. David's family and the rest of Herrin, Illinois try to suffer through. But David's father is sick and he must find a way to help pay to take ... See full summary »

Director:

Doug Meyer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wil Daniels Wil Daniels ... David (as Wilton Godfrey)
Frank Noel Frank Noel ... John
Ron Roggé ... Hugh
Wayne Baldwin Wayne Baldwin ... Father
Bart Richards Bart Richards ... C.K. McDowell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chip Joslin ... Rip
Carter Mason Carter Mason ... Mob Guy #1
Nygell Nygell ... Extra
Laura Renault ... Anna Hall
Brandon Smith ... Mob Guy #2
J. Brandon Smith J. Brandon Smith ... Jerry
Kevin Stark Kevin Stark ... Chet Brown
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Storyline

In 1922 a nationwide coal mining strike occurs. David's family and the rest of Herrin, Illinois try to suffer through. But David's father is sick and he must find a way to help pay to take care of him. He does the unthinkable and crosses the picket line to take work as a scab at the local mine. But David soon discovers that his choice may have not been the safest one as the union and the rest of the town will stop at nothing to keep the mine from operating under scabs and breaking the strike. David has to decide what is stronger, loyalty or poverty? Based on actual events. Written by Doug Meyer

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Plot Keywords:

scab | union | strike | mine | coal | See All (7) »

Taglines:

What Is Stronger, Loyalty, Or Poverty?

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Marion Knott Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rip: Here's where you run the gauntlet. Now, damn you, let's see how fast you can run between here and Chicago you damned gutter-bums!
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