Between a Rock and a Hard Place (1980)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 59mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Barnes Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lawrence Hoff Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Peter G Miller Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Gary Steele Photography n/a 120835 6000001
Kenneth Fink Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kenneth Fink Producer n/a 3 3000001
Paul Barnes Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Gary Steele Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Kenneth Fink Director n/a 2 2000001
The effect of making a living as a coal miner is examined through interviews with three miners from West Virginia. Men in different stages of life are interviewed: A young man who could not find work in the city talks about his dissatisfaction with his job. A middle-aged miner views his situation with a sense of humor, and discusses his intention that his children be educated for other kinds of work. A retired miner who contracted black lung disease from his years on the mines indicts the mining industry for using men and throwing them away. Each of the men is seen during a typical day, and the working conditions in the mines are shown.