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Act of Vengeance (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  21 April 1986 (USA)
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

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Fact-based story about the corruption that occurred during the United Mine Workers' 1969 presidential elections. Jock Yablonski was a loyal follower of then chief Tony Boyle. That all changed after 80 men are killed in an unsafe West Virginia coal mine and Boyle defended the mine owners. At his wife's urging and in fear of his life, Yablonski launched his campaign. And in fact, he became the target of assassins. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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His was an act of defiance. Theirs was an act of vengeance.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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21 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Charles Bronson appears for the first time in a movie without a mustache since Hard Times (1975), a gap of about eleven years. See more »

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Joseph 'Jock' Yablonski: You knew that mine was unsafe; but you turned your back for a couple of bucks.
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Bronson can really act!!!!
17 July 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful surprise, Charles Bronsonn actually acts a little in this fine HBO film as union rebel Jock Yablonski whose wish to change the UMW cost him his life. Ellen Burstyn is wonderful as his doomed wife and Wilford Brimley is sinister as corrupt union President Tony Boyle. The guys who killed Yablonski and his family were first class idiots who were immediately arrested. They were the dumbest assassins you can imagine.


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