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PG-13| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper), a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson (James Earl Jones) and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power represented by a coal company and Matewan's vested interests so that justice and workers' rights need not take a back seat to squalid working conditions, exploitation and the bottom line.

Cast: Chris Cooper , Will Oldham , James Earl Jones , Mary McDonnell , Bob Gunton , Kevin Tighe , Gordon Clapp , Josh Mostel

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Historical drama

Matewan (1987)

Release Date: May 3rd, 2002|2 hr. 12 min.

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