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The Molly Maguires (1970)

PG  |   |  Drama, History  |  17 June 1970 (France)
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Rated PG for violence, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Eckley, PA now Eckley Miners Village is only 10 minutes away from Stockton Mine accident mentioned in the movie. See more »

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The steam locomotive has a steel riveted cab, clearly of 1890's or later vintage, rather than an 1870's design. See more »

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Miss Mary Raines: You heard what the Father said. There's no future for what you joined except hell.
Detective James McParlan: Well I'm a miner now. I'll be traveling in that direction anyway, just out of habit.
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Eileen Aroon
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Performed by Samantha Eggar (uncredited) and Richard Harris (uncredited)
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Strong performances carry historical drama
23 December 2002 | by (Crenshaw) – See all my reviews

A must-see for any Irish-American. Harris is superb in his role as an undercover Pinkerton investigator. We see his character grow to admire the maguires even though he knows he will eventually betray them. Connery is also great as the attractive leader of the terrorist group. This movie touches on an area tha is often ignored, working conditions in 19th Century America. I especially like the American Football/Rugby hybrid they play against the Welsh town. A unique movie that let's us see both Harris and Connery shine. Good score, pacing, photography, and supporting characters as well. One of my favs!


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