As depicted in this biased but absorbing film, the Molly Maguires were members of a secret union organization made up of malcontent coal miners in eastern Pennsylvania, circa 1876. In order to improve working conditions and correct the inhuman treatment members received from cruel mine
owners, the Mollies dynamited or sabotaged mines and killed bosses. They were a formidable and often lethal underground force that struck terror into the heart of the government itself. The leader of the Mollies is Jack Kehoe (Connery), a tough and shrewd adversary. The owners hire Harris, a
Pinkerton detective, to infiltrate the Mollies and report on their activities so they can era...