Runtime: 135 minutes

It takes more than guns to kill a man

Matewan is a drama film released in 1987. The film stars Chris Cooper as Joe Kenehan, Mary McDonnell as Elma Radnor and Will Oldham as Danny Radnor. Matewan was produced for $4,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $2,000,000 in ticket sales.

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" T'ain't no guns allowed at t'dinner table!
Mrs. Knightes


The name of the mining organization was the Stone Mountain Coal Company.

Filming Locations

New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, USA

Thurmond, West Virginia, USA

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