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The Pennsylvania Miners' Story
The Pennsylvania Miners' Story
Actors: Graham Beckel, Dylan Bruno, Marisa Ryan, J.D. Souther, Michael Bowen
Director: David Frankel
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     1hr 40min

Experience the unbelievable but true account of hope, friendship, and courage that captivated an entire nation in THE PENNSYLVANIA MINERS' STORY. Relive every gut-wrenching, heart-rending minute of the ordeal when a close-...  more »


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Actors: Graham Beckel, Dylan Bruno, Marisa Ryan, J.D. Souther, Michael Bowen
Director: David Frankel
Creators: Igor Meglic, John Thomas, Tony Cutrono, Deborah Romare, Jack Clements, Larry Sanitsky, Elwood Reid
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Buena Vista
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 11/24/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 11/24/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Real Life Thrills
drebbles | Arlington, MA USA | 04/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This made-for-tv movie is based on a real life incident in 2002, when nine Pennsylvania coal miners were trapped for three days when water flooded their mine. Partially shot at the Quecreek mine, where the accident happened, this movie is a realistic look at what the miners had to do to survive, as well as what their families went through while waiting for the miners to be rescued.

At just 90 minutes long, this is a fast paced and thrilling movie. The miners and their families are introduced in quick segments at the beginning of the movie and then the film moves right into the mine flooding and the miners struggle to say alive. The film alternates scenes in the mine with scenes of the miners families waiting at the fire hall for news of their loved ones.

The filmmakers do a good job filming the scenes with the trapped miners to the point where I felt claustrophobic watching some of the mine scenes. Even though I knew the miners all got out safely, I was on the edge of my seat watching them struggle in the water. The scenes with the families are, with one or two exceptions, emotional without being cloying.

I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it to fans of movies based on real-life events.