Matewan

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It was 1920 in the southwest West Virginia coal fields, and, as the narrator recalls, "things were tough." In response to efforts by miners to organize into a trade union, the Stone Mountain Coal Company announces it will cut the pay miners receive, and will be importing replacement workers into town to replace those who join the union. The new workers are African Americans from Alabama and are coming in on the train, but the train is stopped outside town and the black men are told to get off. Derided as "Strikebreaker", they are then attacked by the local miners, but manage to get back on the train and continue their journey.

עברית English
  • TheTVDB.com Movie ID 18311
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide August 28, 1987
  • Runtime 132 minutes
  • Genres Drama
  • Directors John Sayles
  • Writers John Sayles
  • Spoken Languages English Italian
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Box Office Worldwide $2,000,000
  • Award Nominations Academy Awards, Cinematography, 1988
  • Favorited This movie has been favorited by 1 people.
  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified May 16, 2019

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