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Film / The Pennsylvania Miners Story

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A 2002 American Made-for-TV Movie directed by David Frankel that follows the rescue of nine miners after flooding occurs in the mine they were working on and the next 77 hours to get them out.

The movie stars Graham Beckel, Dylan Bruno, Marisa Ryan, JD Souther, Michael Bowen, Brad Greenquist, Robert Knepper, among others.

It aired on November 24, 2002 at ABC.

Tropes for the film:

  • Based on a True Story: The movie is based on the Quecreek Mine rescue that occurred a few months before the movie's release.
  • Dramatization: Showed the accident at the mind and rescue attempt of the nine miners who are trapped in the flooded mine.
  • Everybody Lives: All the miners survive the accident and are rescued.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: Takes place from 24 to 28, 2002, as the rescue teams work to get the men out.