• Drama
    Historical Drama
    History
  • Rated: PG-13,12
  • Director: John Sayles, Matia Karrell
  • Writer: John Sayles
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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.
  • Drama
    Historical Drama
    History
  • Rated: PG-13,12
  • Director: John Sayles, Matia Karrell
  • Writer: John Sayles

  • Chris Cooper
    Will Oldham
    James Earl Jones
    Mary Mcdonnell
    Bob Gunton
    Kevin Tighe
    Gordon Clapp
    Joshua Mostel
    Joseph Grifasi
    Maggie Renzi
    David Strathairn

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  • (1987)

  • Drama
    Historical Drama
    History
  • Rated: PG-13,12
  • Director: John Sayles, Matia Karrell
  • Writer: John Sayles
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Synopsis

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.

Starring
  • Chris Cooper
    Will Oldham
    James Earl Jones
    Mary Mcdonnell
    Bob Gunton
    Kevin Tighe
    Gordon Clapp
    Joshua Mostel
    Joseph Grifasi
    Maggie Renzi
    David Strathairn