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Act of Vengeance (1986)

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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21 April 1986 (USA)  »

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This movie was made and released about eleven years after its source Trevor Armbrister novel ' Act of Vengeance' was first published in 1975. 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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Great movie, anyone know the intro song?
18 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really a great movie. It wasn't easy but I tracked it down on VHS a while ago. Charles Bronson is always good, even without a gun. Though I will say Quaker oats man as the bad guy gave me a pretty laugh, though he was very good.

It's sad that something like this really happened. But corruption at the top is unfortunately isn't anything new, look at what's going on now.

Anyway this is a great movie 10 out of 10, I highly recommend it.

Does anyone know what the intro song is and who's singing? I really like that song, easily adapted to corporate America too lol

Thanks,

-Kenny


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