"Matewan" quotes

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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, history
Year: 1987
MetaScore: 73/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: $1,680,358
Released: 28 Aug 1987
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 8 nominations total

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Cast

Joe Kenehan - Chris Cooper
Elma Radnor - Mary McDonnell
Danny Radnor - Will Oldham
Sid Hatfield - David Strathairn
Sephus Purcell - Ken Jenkins
Hickey - Kevin Tighe
Tom Griggs - Gordon Clapp
C.E. Lively - Bob Gunton
Hillard Elkins - Jace Alexander
Fausto - Joe Grifasi
Bridey Mae - Nancy Mette
Mrs. Elkins - Jo Henderson
Cabell Testerman - Josh Mostel
Rosaria - Maggie Renzi
Luann - Jenni Cline
Pappy's Voice - J.K. Kent Lilly
Mrs. Knightes - Ida Williams
Tolbert - James Kizer
Old Miner - Frank Payne Jr.
Hardshell Preacher - John Sayles
Singer - Hazel Dickens
Isaac - Neale Clark
Mister - Mitch Scott
Missus - Hazel Pearl
Lee Felts - Michael Frasher
James - Fred Decker
Conductor - Delmas Lawhorn
Broker - William Dean
Boxcar Guard - Thomas Hal Phillips
Redneck Miner - Stephen C. Hall
Black Miner - Percy Fruit
Injured Black Miner - Thomas Poore
Miner's Wife - Tara Williams
Fiddler - Gerald Milnes
Picker - Mason Daring
Mandolin Player - Jim Costa
Harmonica Player - Phil Wiggins
Few Clothes - James Earl Jones
Fireman - Jim Damron
Limping Miner - Scott A. Martin
Coal Miner - Bill Richardson
Native Miner - Ric Siler
Gun Thug - Jesse Womack