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Matewan (1987)

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overview : Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson 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.

Release Date : Aug 28, 1987

Runtime : 2h 12m

Genre : Drama  History  

Companies : Cinecom Entertainment Group, Film Gallery, Goldcrest, Red Dog Films

Countries : United States of America

Keywords : west virginia, based on true story, racism, preacher, labor organizer, labor union, coal mining, 1920s, worker's rights, miners strike


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