• 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
    Ken Jenkins
    John Sayles
    Josh Mostel
    Jace Alexander

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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
    Ken Jenkins
    John Sayles
    Josh Mostel
    Jace Alexander