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The Pennsylvania Miner's Story [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 5479733
  • Release Date: 06/24/2003
  • Rating: PG
In July of 2002, nine men were trapped 240 feet below the ground in a Somerset, PA, coal mine. For the next 77 hours, the attention of a war-beleaguered and economically strapped America was focused upon the rescue efforts, despairing along with the miners' families when the shaft began to fill up with water. Although everyone in the U.S. knows the outcome of the story, this made-for-TV movie manages to sustain a respectable level of suspense, expertly shifting dramatic focus from the entombed miners to the rescuers on the surface and back again. Curiously, the film's climax is inconclusive, as if the film had been made during the crisis rather than several months afterward. Originally titled The Miners' Tale and adapted for television by novelist Elwood Reid from the miners' bestselling joint autobiography, The Pennsylvania Miners' Story premiered November 24, 2002, on ABC.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
    • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
    • Spanish and french subtitles

    Synopsis


    The Pennsylvania Miners' Story
    In July of 2002, nine men were trapped 240 feet below the ground in a Somerset, PA, coal mine. For the next 77 hours, the attention of a war-beleaguered and economically strapped America was focused upon the rescue efforts, despairing along with the miners' families when the shaft began to fill up with water. Although everyone in the U.S. knows the outcome of the story, this made-for-TV movie manages to sustain a respectable level of suspense, expertly shifting dramatic focus from the entombed miners to the rescuers on the surface and back again. Curiously, the film's climax is inconclusive, as if the film had been made during the crisis rather than several months afterward. Originally titled The Miners' Tale and adapted for television by novelist Elwood Reid from the miners' bestselling joint autobiography, The Pennsylvania Miners' Story premiered November 24, 2002, on ABC. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • J.D. Souther
      J.D. Souther - Dennis "Harpo" Hall
    • Graham Beckel
      Graham Beckel - Randy Fogle
    • William Mapother
      William Mapother - John Phillippi
    • Dylan Bruno
      Dylan Bruno - Blaine Mayhugh
    • John Ratzenberger
      John Ratzenberger - Tom Foy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie and complete facts of event

      Posted
      mike7790s

      I remember watching this movie when it aired on ABC it is so true to the facts and living only 2hrs away it was something we were all really intrested in and just about 1 yr after 911 where flght 93 went down it was like not again. great on real facts and just a great movie

      I would recommend this to a friend


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