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126 min
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Niki Caro
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-10-21
Filming Locations: Chisholm, Minnesota, USA
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $6,422,455 (USA) (23 October 2005)
Gross: $18,324,242 (USA) (8 January 2006)
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
North Country
Jillian Armenante
Jillian Armenante
North Country
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
North Country
Thomas Curtis
Sammy Aimes
Elle Peterson
Karen Aimes
Frances McDormand
Sean Bean
Woody Harrelson
Bill White
Jeremy Renner
Bobby Sharp
Richard Jenkins
Hank Aimes
Sissy Spacek
Alice Aimes
James Cada
Don Pearson
Rusty Schwimmer
Big Betty
Linda Emond
Leslie Conlin
Michelle Monaghan
Brad William Henke
John Aylward
Judge Halsted
Xander Berkeley
Arlen Pavich
Corey Stoll
Ricky Sennett
Cole Williams
Young Bobby
Bryan Fagerstrom
Chris Mulkey
Earl Slangley
Arron Shiver
Young Male Doctor (as Aaron Shiver)
Clif Stokes
Good Guy
J.D. Garfield
Porta Guy #1 (as JD Garfield)
Boots Southerland
Guy #2
John Hardman
Guy #3
Forrest Norgaard
Mac's Buddy
Sage Coy
Marcus Chait
Dennis E. Garber
Real Estate Agent
Alex Layton
Number 3
Jacqueline Wright
Bobby's Wife
Catherine Campion
Stacey's Mom
Tom Bower
Gray Suchett
David Lislegard
Union Member #1
Kurt Peterson
Union Member #2
Pete Pellinen
Union Member #3
Bruce Bohne
Union Member #4
Todd Anderson
Semen Man
Kit Gwin
Larynx Nurse
Patrick McDowell
Priest (as Monsignor Patrick McDowell)
Raye Birk
Tom Motel Clerk
Sally Wingert
Kay Stollman
Katherine Ferrand
Sally Bullavina
Curtis Plagge
Burly Miner
Marc Miles
Digger Driver
J.C. Cutler
Union Rep #1
Gus Lynch
Pete Union Rep
Mark Sivertsen
Bailiff #1
Rand Kennedy
Bailiff #2
Sawyer Clark
Boy in hockey rink parking lot
Ricardo Andres
Miner, Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
Wendi Andres
Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Cook
Hockey Fan (uncredited)
Harp Corrigan
TJ's Bar Patron / Miner / Juror (uncredited)
Kyle Falls
Hockey Game Guest, Bar Patron, Plant Worker (uncredited)
Brent Lambert
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Lane
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kayla Laursen
Hockey Game Spectator (uncredited)
Debbie Letteau
Hockey Game Guest (uncredited)
Gerard Maloney
Juror (uncredited)
Mike Miller
Mine Official (uncredited)
Robert Ozasky
Miner (uncredited)
Christine Rapsys
Hockey Fan (uncredited)
Chloe Russell
Upset Woman in Clinic (uncredited)
Ron Smith
Steel Workers Union Member (uncredited)
Did you know?
The interior shots of the mine were filmed in Silver City, New Mexico, in an actual mine.
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All of the harassment depicted in the movie really happened to various women. Two women were trapped in porta-potties that were tipped while they were inside. Miners ejaculated onto female miner's clothes in lockers three times. Many more incidents of harassment occurred than could be shown in a 2-hour movie.
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Actor Bill Nighy stated during a Q&A session at the British Film Institute in London in 2010 that in his opinion he regards Richard Jenkins' performance in this film as one of the finest in motion picture history.
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When Josey fills her truck with gas near the start of the film, the sign behind her shows a price of $1.71 per gallon. In winter 1989, US gas prices were $.90-$1 per gallon. According to the US Department of Energy, Minnesota gas prices did not reach that level until April 2001, and not again until April 2004.
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When Bill White is at the bar the first time, from one angle he appears to be drinking Leineinkugel's Honey Weiss beer. When they change angles, he is drinking some other brand. When they go back to the first angle, he's again drinking Leineinkugel's.
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After Josey moves out of the house, she checks into a motel. A Hypercom T7P integrated credit card terminal is on the counter behind the front desk. That terminal first appeared in the early 1990s.
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Josey Aimes: You act like I'm stealing. I work damn hard every day, same as you.
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Josey Aimes: I've heard of Lou Gehrig, I just never heard about the disease.
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Hank Aimes: My name is Hank Aimes and I've been a miner all my life. And I've never been ashamed of it until now. You know when we take our wives and daughters to the company barbecue, I don't hear any of them calling them those names like bitches and whores and worse. I don't see anyone grab them by their privates or drawing pictures of them on the bathroom walls, it's unspeakable. Unspeakable! So what's changed? She's still my daughter! It's a heck of a thing, to watch one of your own get treated that way. You're all supposed to be my friends, my brothers. Well, right now I don't have a friend in this room. In fact the only one I'm not ashamed of is my daughter.
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