Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Richard C. Sarafian
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?Written by
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According to Shane R. Burridge's IMDb review for the film, the real-life Molly Maguire person "was a peasant girl in seventeenth century Ireland, who supposedly led an uprising against rent collectors." Hence, the connection with the group, and title "The Molly Maguires", as the miners rebel and dress up as women. See more »
Sean Connery takes out a $1 bill which wasn't printed until 1923.
The movie is supposed to take place fifty years earlier. See more »
A must-see for any Irish-American. Harris is superb in his role as an undercover Pinkerton investigator. We see his character grow to admire the maguires even though he knows he will eventually betray them. Connery is also great as the attractive leader of the terrorist group. This movie touches on an area tha is often ignored, working conditions in 19th Century America. I especially like the American Football/Rugby hybrid they play against the Welsh town. A unique movie that let's us see both Harris and Connery shine. Good score, pacing, photography, and supporting characters as well. One of my favs!
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