Act of Vengeance

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This article is about the 1986 TV movie. For the 2010 movie with similar U.S. title, see Five Minarets in New York.
Act of Vengeance
Genre Biography
Written by Trevor Armbrister
Scott Spencer
Directed by John Mackenzie
Starring Charles Bronson
Ellen Burstyn
Keanu Reeves
Wilford Brimley
Theme music composer Frankie Miller
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Anthony Kramreither
Editor(s) Malcolm Cooke
Steve Singleton
Cinematography Phil Meheux
Running time 95 minutes
Production company(s) Frank Konigsberg Productions
Lorimar Telepictures
HBO Premiere Films
Telepictures Productions
Telepix Canada Corp.
Distributor HBO
Original network HBO
Original release April 21, 1986

Act of Vengeance is a 1986 television movie starring Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, and Keanu Reeves.


The movie is based on the book, Act of Vengeance by Trevor Armbrister, a fact-based story about the corruption that occurred during the United Mine Workers' presidential elections in 1969. It premiered on April 21, 1986. The film also portrayed the murder of Joseph "Jock" Yablonski.


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