1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
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. Videodisc release of a 2005 motion picture. Special features: making-of documentary: Stories from the North country; additional scenes; theatrical trailer.
English or dubbed French language track with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
System Details Note
DVD format; recorded in Dolby digital surround 5.1; Dual-layer format.
The law in movies DVD collection.
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.
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Monaghan, Thomas Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek.
MPAA rating: R; for sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language.