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.

Directing:
  • John Sayles
  • Cameron Casey

Writing:
  • John Sayles
  • Marvin Watkins
  • Jane Austen

Stars:
Release Date: 1987-08-28
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Italiano
  • Runtime: 132
  • Budget: $4,000,000
  • Revenue: $1,680,358
Kevin Tighe
Kevin Tighe
Hickey
Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
Joe Kenehan
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
'Few Clothes' Johnson
Mary McDonnell
Mary McDonnel...
Elma Radnor
Will Oldham
Will Oldham
Danny Radnor
David Strathairn
David Stratha...
Police Chief Sid Hatfield
Ken Jenkins
Ken Jenkins
Sephus Purcell
Gordon Clapp
Gordon Clapp
Griggs
John Sayles
John Sayles
Hardshell Preacher
Bob Gunton
Bob Gunton
C.E. Lively
Josh Mostel
Josh Mostel
Mayor Cabell Testerman
Wesley Jonathan
Wesley Jonath...
Bud Howard
Faizon Love
Faizon Love
Big Shitty
Luenell
Luenell
Mary Jane Howard
Ashley Dyke
Ashley Dyke
Gigi
Jorge Diaz
Jorge Diaz
Ooley
Emilio Rivera
Emilio Rivera
Big Happy
Jayden Lund
Jayden Lund
Tom the Plumber
Carlos Linares
Carlos Linare...
Juan
Haydn Gwynne
Haydn Gwynne
Jane Austen
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