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North Country

Year:
Duration:
126 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
7.3
Director:
Niki Caro
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-10-21
Filming Locations: Chisholm, Minnesota, USA
Earnings
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $6,422,455 (USA) (23 October 2005)
Gross: $18,324,242 (USA) (8 January 2006)
Cast
Actor
Character
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
Glory
Sean Bean
Kyle
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
Sherry
Brad William Henke
Lattavansky
John Aylward
Judge Halsted
Xander Berkeley
Arlen Pavich
Corey Stoll
Ricky Sennett
Cole Williams
Young Bobby
Bryan Fagerstrom
Mac
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
Stacey
Marcus Chait
Wayne
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?
Trivia
Some of the women standing up in the last courtroom scene were real plaintiffs.
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Because the union meeting crowd's heckling was unscripted, it took Richard Jenkins almost five minutes to quiet them. Theron was so uncomfortable during this scene, she broke out in hives.
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Filming conditions were less than cozy. Minnesota's temperatures rarely rose above freezing.
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Goofs
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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The nets behind the cage above the glass at the hockey rink were not in use in 1989.
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About 3/4 of the way through the film, a bottle of Tums Ultra is on Josey's kitchen table. Tums Ultra didn't exist in 1989.
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Quotes
Josey Aimes: [testifying] Lady, you sit in your nice house, clean floors, your bottled water, your flowers on Valentine's Day, and you think you're tough? Wear my shoes. Tell me tough. Work a day in the pit, tell me tough.
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Sammy Aimes: That's crap. I got a right.
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Josey Aimes: I've heard of Lou Gehrig, I just never heard about the disease.
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Photos from cast
Charlize Theron Jillian Armenante Amber Heard