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Harlan County U.S.A.

DramaDocumentary7+ (PG)19771h 43m
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Harlan County U.S.A. (1977)

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Drama Documentary Rated: 7+ (PG)19771h 43m

This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.Harlan County U.S.A. featuring Norman Yarborough and Houston Elmore is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, and streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a documentary and drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (5,798 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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Harlan County U.S.A. has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (5,798 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 43m

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Related Genres: DramaDocumentary
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: HBO MAXThe Criterion Channel
Original Release Date: Jan 23, 1977