Harlan County War Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Harlan County War the Movie

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Ruby Kincaid (Hunter) is the wife of striking Kentucky coal miner Silas (Levine). After a court order severely restricts the union members' protests, Ruby leads the wives into action, even allowing her arrest to be used as propaganda by union rep Warren Jakopovich (Skarsgard) to her husband's dismay. Good lead performances, although the dramatic power of the story is subdued. Inspired by Barbara Kopple's 1976 documentary, "Harlan County, U.S.A."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, American South, Miners & Mining, Labor & Unions, Marriage
Peter Silverman
Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson
Flavio Labiano
Tony Bill
Van Dyke Parks

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