Matewan (1987)

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.

  • John Sayles

  • John Sayles

Release Date: 1987-08-28
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Italiano
  • Runtime: 132
  • Budget: $4,000,000
  • Revenue: $1,680,358

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