Matewan (1987)

Description: Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to form a union, are up against company operators and the gun thugs of the notorious Baldwin-Felts detective agency. Black and Italian miners, brought in by the company to break the strike, are caught between the two forces. UMWA organizer and dual-card Wobbly Joe Kenehan determines to bring the local, Black, and Italian groups together. While Kenehan and his story are fictional, the setting and the dramatic climax are historical; Sid Hatfield, Cabell C. Testerman, C. E. Lively and the Felts brothers were real-life participants, and ‘Few Clothes’ is based on a character active several years previously.
Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Actors: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell
Rating: 7.9
Vote: 8066
Runtime: 135 min
Language: English, Italian
Genres: Drama, History

FileSize: 1.61 GB

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