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Matewan (1987)

Actors: Will Oldham, Mary McDonnell, James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper (I)
Director: John Sayles
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2003-07-22
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo: English
Subtitles: English
Format: Wide screen
Running time: 135 Minutes

Synopsis: A small town in the 1920's West Virginia explodes when unionist miners clash with the owners of a tyrannical coal company in this critically acclaimed film from writer/producer John Sayles. Earnest labour leader Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper), arrives in MAtewan to try and better the lives of the men and women of this "company town" through unionization. BUt in his efforts to organize the workers of the Stone Mountain Coal Company, he ignites a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal - and touches off one of the most violent incidents of the Coal Wars of 1920-21. Mary McDonnell (Independence Day), David Strathairn (The Firm) and James Earl Jones (Clear And Present Danger), also star in the film that Leonard Maltin calls "compelling and compassionate...John Sayles mkes every note ring true."

Special Features: Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions, Character/Cast Bios, Trailers

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