The story of the feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy were close friends until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their homes -- Hatfield in West Virginia and McCoy in Kentucky -- to increasing tensions and misunderstandings that quickly lead to all-out warfare between the clans (partially caused by a stolen pig). As hostilities grow and outside forces become involved in the fight, the states where the families live are brought to the brink of another war as the feud makes international headlines, the states' governors clash and the U.S. Supreme Court eventually intervenes.
Never Forgive. Never Forget.
Did You Know?
Actor Boyd Holbrook grew up in eastern Kentucky where the actual feud took place. The city of Pikeville, KY is located approximately 30 miles from his hometown of Prestonsburg, KY. Pikeville holds the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Festival every year. See more
Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards