R | | Drama
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Charlize Theron spent time at the houses of some of the female miners, to get to know them personally. "I spent as much time as I possibly could with the women. They don't wallow in self-pity, they're survivors."
Lady, you sit in your nice house, clean floors, your bottled water, your flowers on Valentine's Day, and you think you're tough? Wear my shoes. Tell me tough. Work a day in the pit, tell me tough.
Lawyer: I'm sure we're all sufficiently impressed, Mrs. ...
Josey Aimes: ...
When Josey fills her truck with gas near the start of the film, the sign behind her shows a price of $1.71 per gallon. In winter 1989, US gas prices were $.90-$1 per gallon. According to the US Department of Energy, Minnesota gas prices did not reach that level until April 2001, and not again until April 2004.
The Warner Bros. logo plays but with no music.
$6,422,455 (USA) (23 October 2005)
$18,324,242 (USA) (8 January 2006)
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