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Author: Nick WechslerNiki CaroMichael SeitzmanCharlize TheronThomas CurtisAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Wechsler; Niki Caro; Michael Seitzman; Charlize Theron; Thomas Curtis; Frances McDormand; Sean Bean; Richard Jenkins; Jeremy Renner; Michelle Monaghan; Woody Harrelson; Sissy Spacek; Chris Menges; Gustavo Santaolalla; Clara Bingham; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Participant Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141980233X 9781419802331
OCLC Number: 320632159
Language Note: English or French language tracks with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the book Class action: the story of Lois Jensen and the landmark case that changed sexual harassment law by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: making-of documentary, Stories from the North country; additional scenes; theatrical trailer.
Making of Documentary; Stories from the North Country; Additional Scenes; Theatrical Trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Chris Menges ; art director, Gregory S. Hooper ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Gustavo Santaolalla ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Richard Hoover ; visual effects supervisor, Eric Durst.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Monaghan, Thomas Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby digital stereo; Dual-layer format.
Responsibility: [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Participant Productions ; produced by Nick Wechsler ; screenplay by Michael Seitzman ; directed by Niki Caro.

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Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.

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