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Blue Collar
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Blue Collar 1978


From Amazon: Paul Schrader had established his reputation as a screenwriter (The Yakuza and Taxi Driver, among others) before embarking on his directorial debut. Blue Collar is the story of three working-class guys at the Checker auto plant who run their local union office. Richard Pryor delivers a funny, passionate, seething performance in one of his rare dramatic roles as a rabble-rousing union man. Trapped by family worries and crippling back taxes, he dreams up the robbery after scoping out the joint and enlists his coworker and buddies, family man Harvey Keitel and high-living bachelor Yaphet Kotto, who are in similar...

Directed By:
No image existsPaul Schrader
Written By:
No image existsPaul Schrader
No image existsLeonard Schrader
Starring:
Richard PryorRichard Pryor
Harvey KeitelHarvey Keitel
No image existsYaphet Kotto
Ed Begley Jr.Ed Begley Jr.
No image existsLane Smith
No image existsCliff DeYoung

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Blue Collar Movie Review by Ben (2/10/2011)

Even though it was made back in 1978, "Blue Collar" doesn't feel at all dated thematically. Dealing with crooked unions and frustration with a job that never pays you enough is something many of us still deal with in this day and age. Watching it 30 years after its initial release makes me wonder how much (if any) progress...

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