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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 one of two films that starred Charles Bronson and released during 1986. Murphy's Law (1986) was the other movie (theatrically released) and interestingly, both were first released in the U.S. during April of that year. 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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Features A Tale of Two Kitties (1942) See more »

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There Will Always Be A New Tomorrow
Written By Frankie Miller
Performed By Frankie Miller
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Completey Brilliant......

First of all this, yes this TV films was more like a genuine Bronson film with a great performance. This is one to watch for everybody. I'm 17 and live in the UK and don't get many Bronson films over here considering he made his great career over in before he did in the great US. The only way i can get Bronson films is one Ebay, and i'm nerely complete of all his films, i have all the great 80's films he did apart from this one. (soon hopefully) And i'll have most of all the 70's ones aswell, on dvd on video.. Why isn't this film and all the 80's and most of the early 70's bronson films on DVD like The Mechanic. Come on people that film needs to be on DVD with a Death Wish box set aswell...

This film really does work, and as a kid i always wouldn't who that guy was without his mustash, it was the guy nerely unrecognisible. I mean i can tell Bronson in his other 70's films without THE GREAT TASH. Like Hard Times... But in the 80's that was his crown, well and the 70's but without the tash it wasn't really the guy, but still tough.(Like schwarzenegger's crown was his hair like in commando and Clint with his 44 Magnum).

People watch this great film, this is superb and fantastic action drama film...


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