Harlan County War

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Overview

The true story of one of the most contentious labor disputes of the 1970s is the basis for this made-for-cable drama. In 1973, many of the men of Harlan County, Kentucky, were employed by Brookside Mining, who operated a number of coal mines. Brookside paid its employees meager wages for dangerous, backbreaking work, and also controlled housing and retail sales in the area, boarding its workers in shacks without central heating or indoor plumbing, and selling them food and clothing at inflated prices. Warren ...
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Overview

The true story of one of the most contentious labor disputes of the 1970s is the basis for this made-for-cable drama. In 1973, many of the men of Harlan County, Kentucky, were employed by Brookside Mining, who operated a number of coal mines. Brookside paid its employees meager wages for dangerous, backbreaking work, and also controlled housing and retail sales in the area, boarding its workers in shacks without central heating or indoor plumbing, and selling them food and clothing at inflated prices. Warren Jakopovich (Stellan Skarsgard), an organizer for the United Mine Workers Association, encouraged Brookside's workers to join the union and go on strike for fair wages and better working conditions. Many of the miners simply couldn't afford the loss of income that a strike would mean, but when two workers died as a result of Brookside's willful ignorance of safety standards, most of Harlan County's mine workers finally went on strike. A judge formerly employed by Brookside handed down an order forbidding the workers to picket the mine sites, but Ruby Kincaid (Holly Hunter), whose husband Silas (Ted Levine) was fired for protesting dangerous conditions and whose father was attacked by scab laborers, organized the wives of striking miners to picket in their place. The Harlan County War was based on the same strike portrayed in the Academy Award-winning documentary Harlan County, USA.
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Special Features

Interviews with Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, and Tony Bill [director]; Biographies of Holly Hunter and Stellan Skarsgard; Background information on the origins and achievements of the United Mine Workers of America [UMWA] Union; Scene selection; Weblink; Spanish-language track
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • UPC: 758445104028
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,612

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Holly Hunter Ruby Kincaid
Stellan Skarsgård Warren Jakopovich
Ted Levine Silas Kincaid
Wayne Robson Tug Jones
Jennifer Irwin
Cliff Saunders
Deborah Pollit
Tim Burd
Tom Harvey
Helen Hughes
Kirsten Kieferle
Ingrid Veninger
Doug Lennox
Bruce McFee
Jim Bearden
Lynne Griffin
John Jarvis
John Jarvis
Bernard Kay
Peter Spence
Roger Dunn
Technical Credits
Tony Bill Director
Chris Ciaffa Executive Producer
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Jeffrey S. Ginn Production Designer
Stephanie Gorin Casting
Axel Hubert Editor
Flavio M. LaBiano Cinematographer
David Madden Executive Producer
Resa McConaghy Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Dyke Parks Score Composer
Mimi Rogers Executive Producer
Keri Selig Co-producer
Peter Silverman Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. A Minor's Wife [10:33]
2. Black Lung [7:20]
3. Rabble Rouser [7:43]
4. The Work Stops [10:00]
5. That's My Daddy [9:00]
6. A Whole New Deal [9:06]
7. No Son of Mine [8:39]
8. The Old Times [9:07]
9. Trip to New York [10:50]
10. Lawless Behavior [9:28]
11. Final Stand [9:24]
12. Credits [3:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Biographies
         Holly Hunter
         Stellan Skarsgard
      Interviews
         Holly Hunter
         Stellan Skarsgard
         Tony Bill
      Historical Text
      Languages
      Other Titles of Interest
         Locked In Silence
         Human Cargo
         Menno's Mind
         Safe House
      Weblink
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