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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
His was an act of defiance. Theirs was an act of vengeance.
Did You Know?
This was not the first film to have this title. Act of Vengeance
(1974) was made and released about twelve years earlier, ironically, the same year that Death Wish
(1974) came out. See more
Joseph 'Jock' Yablonski
You knew that mine was unsafe; but you turned your back for a couple of bucks.
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