Matewan

02/04/2001
  |  Book Tickets: 16/11/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 02/04/2001
  |  127 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

West Virginia, the 1920s. The Stone Mountain Coal Company of Matewan announces yet another cut in wages, leaving the miners no option but to go on strike. The company responds by bringing in black and Italian workers to replace the strikers, and for a while it seems that the three groups will come into direct conflict. But union organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper) manages to avert any such catastophe by uniting all the workers into a single community ready to take a stand against anything the bosses throw at them, including the threat of violence....

Contains strong violence
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