Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.


Eddie Mensore


Eddie Mensore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Serpico ... Zeke
Mark Ashworth ... Kenny
Kevin Sizemore ... Daniel
Clint James ... John
Drew Starkey ... Ryan
Erin Elizabeth Burns Erin Elizabeth Burns ... Teresa
Alpha Trivette ... Elroy
Francine Locke ... Grace
Elizabeth Houston ... Susie
Annie Thrash ... Misty
Owen Vaccaro ... Russell
Tuesday Beebe ... Pam
Vanley Boro ... Paul
Shelby Tsuhlares Shelby Tsuhlares ... Pearl
Patrick Lemon ... Bald Hostler


Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.

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Drama | Thriller


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Offers Realistic Acting & an Air of Suspense
26 January 2020 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This low-budget indie offers realistic acting and an air of suspense throughout.

Set in the Appalachians of West Virginia, the film, written and directed by Eddie Mensore, centers on the Salvia Mine #9 and the crew of coal miners, led by their crew chief Zeke (Terry Serpico). He's so concerned about the increasingly hazardous conditions at the mine that he has called the government safety agency MSHA about them.

However, before they can investigate a methane gas explosion and a cave-in has trapped the miners miles below the surface. The movie depicts their desperate attempts to survive with only dwindling oxygen supplies.

Overall, the film gives us some idea of the tremendous dangers the miners face each day and their tenuous relationship with the owners of the mines and the government agencies. To be honest, I felt that there was too limited details of how the mining companies seemingly cut corners to make profits, at the expense of the safety of their workers.

As the credits roll, some real-life veteran miners describe why they put themselves in such a hazardous and grueling work environment each day.

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Release Date:

19 May 2020 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Mine 9 See more »

Filming Locations:

West Virginia, USA See more »


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,921, 14 April 2019

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1.85 : 1
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