Kentucky Woman Poster

Release Date: 1983

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Maggie Telford (Cheryl Ladd) is a single mother working as a waitress in a small Kentucky town. She gets by with the help of her father, Luke (Ned Beatty), a coal miner. But a life in the mines has given Luke black lung, leaving him unemployed and the family strapped for cash. Desperate to make ends meet, Maggie goes to work in the mines. As a miner, Maggie has to struggle to overcome not only the dangerous work environment, but the sexist attitudes of the male miners.

Cast: Cheryl Ladd, Ned Beatty, Phillip Levien

Director: Walter Doniger

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, Father, Underdog, Touching, 1980s, Small town, Son, Sacrifice