• Directed By: John Sayles

Synopsis: 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.

Chris Cooper

Joe Kenehan

James Earl Jones

'Few Clothes' Johnson

Mary McDonnell

Elma Radnor

Will Oldham

Danny Radnor

David Strathairn

Police Chief Sid Hatfield

Ken Jenkins

Sephus Purcell

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Writers: John Sayles
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Release Date: Aug 27th, 1987
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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