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Film: The Molly Maguires
1970 film starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris, and Samantha Eggar. The movie tells the story of a 19th-century group of Irish-American coal miners who form a terrorist group known as the Molly Maguires to fight exploitation by their oppressive employers. A Pinkerton Detective named James McParlan infiltrates the group to take them down from the inside. But he finds himself sympathizing more with the Mollies than with the company men who hired him.

The film takes a few small liberties with the plot, sacrificing strict historical accuracy for drama, but the setting is highly realistic and occasionally beautiful. It was a box office flop, but well worth watching.

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alternative title(s): The Molly Maguires
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