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Director:

  John Sayles
  

Year Released:

  1987

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

4.5 out of 5

4 out of 5

Key Performances:

  Chris Cooper
  James Earl Jones
  Mary McDonnell
  Will Oldham
  David Strathairn
Movie Haiku:Idealistic union organizer struggles to mold a loose coalition of townspeople, Italian immigrants, and black scab workers. The result is a coal minerís strike that ultimately shakes the roots of the West Virginia power structure. Intensity builds slowly to a heart breaking yet ennobling finale. John Saylesís breakout film

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  No

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  1999