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A fictionalized account of one of America's most groundbreaking sexual harassment lawsuits comes to the screen in this hard-hitting drama. In the late '80s, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) fled her abusive husband, and needed to find a way to support her two children. Aimes returned to her hometown in Minnesota and followed the lead of her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), who had bucked tradition and found a job in the iron mines that had long provided employment for much of the community. Aimes found honest labor and a living wage working the mines, but she also discovered she was working with men who were uncomfortable working with women (whose right to work in the mines had been mandated by law almost 15 years prior), and didn't care to show them much respect. However, as Aimes found herself the growing target of sexist jokes and abhorrent behavior, she found that many of her female co-workers were reluctant to stand beside her, afraid of losing a good-paying job at a time when they were increasingly hard to find. But as a personal crisis became a public war of words, Aimes became the center of a nationwide controversy when she attempted to file a class action sexual harassment suit against the mine owners, which put her and her family in a position of scrutiny beyond her worst expectations. North Country also stars Sean Bean, Sissy Spacek, and Woody Harrelson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Frances McDormand Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Frances McDormand Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Frances McDormand Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Frances McDormand Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Frances McDormand Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frances McDormand Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Charlize Theron Best Actress 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Charlize Theron Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charlize Theron Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Charlize Theron Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charlize Theron Best Actress 2005 Nominee

Cast

Charlize Theron
as Josey Aimes
Frances McDormand
as Glory Dodge
Sean Bean
as Kyle Dodge
Richard Jenkins
as Hank Aimes
Jeremy Renner
as Bobby Sharp
Michelle Monaghan
as Sherry
Woody Harrelson
as Bill White
Sissy Spacek
as Alice Aimes
Rusty Schwimmer
as Big Betty
Jillian Armenante
as Peg
Thomas Curtis
as Sammy Aimes
Elizabeth Peterson
as Karen Aimes
Linda Emond
as Leslie Conlin
Amber Heard
as Young Josie
Cole Williams
as Young Bobby
James Cada
as Don Pearson
Brad William Henke
as Lattavansky
John Aylward
as Judge Halsted
Xander Berkeley
as Arlen Pavich
Corey Stoll
as Ricky Sennett
Bryan Fagerstrom
as Mac
Chris Mulkey
as Earl Slangley
Arron Shiver
as Young Male Doctor
Clif Stokes
as Good Guy
JD Garfield
as Porta Guy #1
Boots Southerland
as Guy #2
John Hardman
as Guy #3
Forrest Norgaard
as Mac's Buddy
Sage Coy
as Stacey
Mark Chait
as Wayne
Alex Layton
as Number 3
Jacqueline Wright
as Bobby's Wife
Catherine Campion
as Stacey's Mom
Tom Bower
as Gray Suchett
David Lislegard
as Union Member #1
Pete Pellinen
as Union Member #3
Bruce Bohne
as Union Member #4
Todd Robert Anderson
as Semen Man
Kit Gwin
as Larynx Nurse
Raye Birk
as Tom Motel Clerk
Sally Wingert
as Kay Stollman
Katherine Ferrand
as Sally Bullavina
Curtis Plagge
as Burly Miner
Marc Miles
as Digger Driver
J.C. Cutler
as Union Rep #1
Gus Lynch
as Pete Union Rep
Mark Sivertsen
as Bailiff #1
Gus Lynch
as Pete Union Rep
Chris Mulkey
as Earl Slangley
Mark Sivertsen
as Bailiff #1
Marc Miles
as Digger Driver
Catherine Campion
as Stacey's Mom
Jacqueline Wright
as Bobby's Wife
Sally Wingert
as Kay Stollman
James Cada
as Don Pearson
Katherine Ferrand
as Sally Bullavina
Raye Birk
as Tom Motel Clerk
JD Garfield
as Porta Guy #1
Pete Pellinen
as Union Member #3
Corey Stoll
as Ricky Sennett
Sage Coy
as Stacey
Brad William Henke
as Lattavansky
John Aylward
as Judge Halsted
Boots Southerland
as Guy #2
J.C. Cutler
as Union Rep #1
Todd Robert Anderson
as Semen Man
Curtis Plagge
as Burly Miner
Kit Gwin
as Larynx Nurse
Bruce Bohne
as Union Member #4
Bryan Fagerstrom
as Mac
David Lislegard
as Union Member #1
Tom Bower
as Gray Suchett
Xander Berkeley
as Arlen Pavich
Clif Stokes
as Good Guy
Alex Layton
as Number 3
Arron Shiver
as Young Male Doctor
Mark Chait
as Wayne
Forrest Norgaard
as Mac's Buddy
John Hardman
as Guy #3

Crew

Niki Caro
Director
Nick Wechsler
Producer
Michael Seitzman
Screenwriter
Chris Menges
Cinematographer
Karyn Rachtman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer (Music Score)
David Coulson
Editor
Richard Hoover
Production Designer
Gregory Scott Hooper
Art Director
Valerie Flueger
Associate Producer
Nana Greenwald
Executive Producer
Helen Buck Bartlett
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Doug Claybourne
Executive Producer
John Frick
Set Designer
Scott Nordhausen
Set Designer
Jeff Schoen
Set Designer
Jeremy Kalin
Set Designer
Gabrielle Petrissans
Set Designer
Sabrina Calley
Costume Designer
Aleah Ames
Costume Designer
Tony Velasco
Costume Designer
Cindy Evans
Costume Designer
William Sarokin
Sound/Sound Designer
Liz Tan
First Assistant Director
Chris Menges
Camera Operator
Duane Manwiller
Camera Operator
Scott Cosgrove
Stunts
Danny Wynands
Stunts
Lena Fennema
Stunts
Alisa Hensley-Lane
Stunts
Mali Finn
Casting
Liza Bambenek
Second Assistant Camera
Carrie Cossalter
Personal Assistant
Steve Litecky
Chief Lighting Technician
Joel Hobbie
Special Effects Technician
Steve Gorman
Video Assist
Karen Svobodny
Personal Assistant
Bruce Hauer
Transportation Coordinator
Nadia Venesse
Dialogue Coach
Joanna Kennedy
Script Supervisor
Steven Humphrey
Transportation Captain
Hank Herrera
Grip
Rowan Stanland
Assistant Location Manager
Deanna Brigidi
Casting Assistant
Michael Dellheim
Location Manager
Janet Stirner
Key Costumer
Andy Rumple
Costume/Wardrobe
Jay Duerr
Music Editor
Adruitha Lee
Hair Styles
Allan Zaleski
Sound Effects Editor
Cassandra Flueger
Personal Assistant
Keith Walters
Properties Master
Brent Brewington
Boom Operator
Cole Gittinger
Cable Person
Danlee Winegar
Personal Assistant
Marcus Ringrose
Title Design
Sonia Farrell
Personal Assistant
Billy Bonifield
Assistant Production Coordinator
Nicole Hansen-Solum
Special Effects Technician
Claire Gerety-Mott
Personal Assistant
Branka Mrkic-Tana
Dialogue Editor
Doug Claybourne
Unit Production Manager
Christopher Windisch
Construction Coordinator
Steve Pederson
Re-Recording Mixer
Chris Menges
Steadicam Operator
Liv Selinger
Art Department Coordinator
Jeff Stampfer
Special Effects Foreman
Steven Hintz
Special Effects Foreman
Duane Manwiller
Steadicam Operator
Igor Nikolic
Assistant Editor
Erik Hodge
Personal Assistant
Chris Joehnk
Gaffer
Mark Har
Assistant Location Manager
Bobby Mackston
Music Editor
Todd Zongker
First Assistant Editor
David Rapaport
Casting Associate
Daniela Moore
Costumes Supervisor
Nicolas Stern
Production Supervisor
Lori McCoy-Bell
Department Head Hair
Denise Kum
Department Head Makeup
RaMona Fleetwood
Hair Styles
Gideon Keith
Title Design
Frank Kern
Foley Supervisor
Steven Visscher
Foley Editor
Sally Harper
Makeup
Sally Harper
Hair Styles
Philip Stockton
Supervising Sound Editor
Lisa Parmet
Key Costumer
Beth Kono
Personal Assistant
James Apted
First Assistant Camera
Kathleen Latlip
Assistant Editor
Hugh Waddell
ADR Supervisor
Tim Trella
Stunts Coordinator
Chris Fielder
Assistant Editor
Mike Moad
Dolly Grip
Dyanna Taylor
Second Unit Camera
Petra Bach
ADR Editor
Vicki Jenkins
Costume/Wardrobe
Rachel Aberly
Unit Publicist
Tammy Ashmore
Makeup
Valerie Flueger
Post Production Supervisor
Dan Mercer
Title Design
Eric Durst
Visual Effects Supervisor
Al Laverde
Key Grip
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