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The Molly Maguires (1970)

 -  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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Miss Mary Raines
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Mrs. Kehoe
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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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Odio en las entrañas  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Though a main character and one of the first to be introduced, Jack Kehoe (played by Sean Connery) does not speak a line until the 40th minute of the film. See more »

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Sean Connery takes out a $1 bill which wasn't printed until 1923. The movie is supposed to take place fifty years earlier. See more »

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Detective James McParlan: Dougherty, then? You've time enough for that. He's not hanged yet.
Jack Kehoe: You're a cool one.
Detective James McParlan: That's the difference between us, Jack.
Jack Kehoe: I have no coolness in me at all.
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Vivid, gritty drama from Martin Ritt
10 December 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Adaptation of Arthur H. Lewis' book, which was based on actual accounts, about a Pennsylvania coal-mining town in 1876 and the secret group of rebels who are sabotaging the mines. Stranger-in-town Richard Harris is actually a detective sent there to ferret out the culprits. Downbeat story might have stood some tightening (and possibly a little mood-lightening levity), but is otherwise quite good. Director Martin Ritt works exceptionally well with his cast, getting a terrific, surprisingly low-keyed performance out of Harris in particular; scaling back his high voltage nature, Harris is even approachable enough to make the romance sub-plot between he and Samantha Eggar rather sweet. Sean Connery is sturdy as always, and the colorful supporting cast includes Frank Finlay and Anthony Zerbe, an intriguing character actor who pops up in a myriad of '70's films. **1/2 from ****


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