2h 12m
  • Matewan
  • 28-08-1987
  • Drama
  • 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, 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.


  • Image Bob Gunton
    Bob Gunton
  • Image Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper
  • Image David Strathairn
    David Strathairn
  • Image Gordon Clapp
    Gordon Clapp
  • Image James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones
  • Image John Sayles
    John Sayles
  • Image Josh Mostel
    Josh Mostel
  • Image Ken Jenkins
    Ken Jenkins
  • Image Kevin Tighe
    Kevin Tighe
  • Image Maggie Renzi
    Maggie Renzi
  • Image Mary McDonnell
    Mary McDonnell
  • Image Tom Wright
    Tom Wright
  • Image Will Oldham
    Will Oldham
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