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Matewan (1987)
PG-13
135 min | Drama, History

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
Director
John Sayles (directed by)
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Release date
Aug 28, 1987 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Chris Cooper
Joe Kenehan Joe Kenehan   See fewer
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Mary McDonnell
Elma Radnor Elma Radnor   See fewer
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Will Oldham
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David Strathairn
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Ken Jenkins
Sephus Purcell Sephus Purcell   See fewer
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Kevin Tighe
Hickey Hickey   See fewer
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Gordon Clapp
Tom Griggs Tom Griggs   See fewer
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Bob Gunton
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Jace Alexander
Hillard Elkins Hillard Elkins   See fewer
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Joe Grifasi
Fausto Fausto   See fewer
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Nancy Mette
Bridey Mae Bridey Mae   See fewer
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Jo Henderson
Mrs. Elkins Mrs. Elkins   See fewer
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Josh Mostel
Cabell Testerman Cabell Testerman   See fewer
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Maggie Renzi
Rosaria Rosaria   See fewer
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Michael B. Preston
Ellix (as Michael Preston) Ellix (as Michael Preston)   See fewer
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Thomas A. Carlin
Turley (as Tom Carlin) Turley (as Tom Carlin)   See fewer
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Michael Mantell
Doolin (as Michael A. Mantel) Doolin (as Michael A. Mantel)   See fewer
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J.K. Kent Lilly
Pappy's Voice (voice) Pappy's Voice (voice)   See fewer
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Ida Williams
Mrs. Knightes Mrs. Knightes   See fewer
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James Kizer
Tolbert Tolbert   See fewer
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Ronnie Stapleton
Stennis Stennis   See fewer
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Frank Payne Jr.
Old Miner Old Miner   See fewer
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John Sayles
Hardshell Preacher Hardshell Preacher   See fewer
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Hazel Dickens
Singer Singer   See fewer
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Mitch Scott
Mister Mister   See fewer
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Hazel Pearl
Missus Missus   See fewer
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Michael Frasher
Lee Felts Lee Felts   See fewer
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Frank Hoyt Taylor
Al Felts Al Felts   See fewer
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Delmas Lawhorn
Conductor Conductor   See fewer
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William Dean
Broker Broker   See fewer
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Thomas Hal Phillips
Boxcar Guard (as Hal Phillips) Boxcar Guard (as Hal Phillips)   See fewer
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Stephen C. Hall
Redneck Miner Redneck Miner   See fewer
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Percy Fruit
Black Miner Black Miner   See fewer
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Thomas Poore
Injured Black Miner Injured Black Miner   See fewer
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Tara Williams
Miner's Wife Miner's Wife   See fewer
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Gerald Milnes
Fiddler Fiddler   See fewer
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Mason Daring
Picker Picker   See fewer
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Jim Costa
Mandolin Player Mandolin Player   See fewer
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Phil Wiggins
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James Earl Jones
Few Clothes Few Clothes   See fewer
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Jim Damron
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jason Jenkins
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scott A. Martin
Limping Miner (uncredited) Limping Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Richardson
Coal Miner (uncredited) Coal Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ric Siler
Native Miner (uncredited) Native Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesse Womack
Gun Thug (uncredited) Gun Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 8,103 votes