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Matewan

Author: Peggy RajskiMaggie RenziJohn SaylesChris CooperJames Earl JonesAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [1999]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's.
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Genre/Form: Videos (DVD)
Historical films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Rajski; Maggie Renzi; John Sayles; Chris Cooper; James Earl Jones; Mary McDonnell; Will Oldham; Mason Daring; Haskell Wexler; Cinecom Entertainment Group.; Film Gallery.; Goldcrest Films International.; Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm); RedDog (Firm); October Films.
ISBN: 1574927833 9781574927832
OCLC Number: 43496032
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from disc label.
[A Red Dog Films Production].
Originally released as a motion picture by October Films in 1987.
Issued also in "Indie DVD Collector's Pack" (10045 Artisan Home Entertainment).
Special features: Production notes; trailer.
Credits: Music, Mason Daring ; editor, Sonya Polonsky ; director of photography, Haskell Wexler.
Cast: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham.
Description: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter index (1 sheet ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, full screen presentation; mono audio.
Responsibility: [presented by Cinecom Entertainment Group and Film Gallery in association with Goldcrest ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written and directed by John Sayles].

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A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's.

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