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Drama/History, USA, 1987, 135 min.

Tagline It takes more than guns to kill a man

Synopsis Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to form a union, are up against company operators and gun thugs; Black and Italian miners, brought in by the company to break the strike, are caught between the two forces. Union activist and ex-Wobbly Joe Kenehan, sent to help organize the union, determines to bring the local, Black, and Italian groups together. Drawn from an actual incident; the characters of Sid Hatfield, Cabell Testerman, C. E. Lively, and Few Clothes Johnson were based on real people.

Directed by John Sayles  

Starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, more...

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