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Blue Collar


Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr. View All


Paul Schrader (Screenplay), Paul Schrader (Director), Leonard Schrader (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 10th, 1978
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
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There are many accounts of all the issues that happened during filming; from tension between the three leads as they each fought for the spotlight, to tensions with Schrader, who had a nervous breakdown after Pryor allegedly pulled a gun on him on set.
Schrader has a proven record as a screenwriter (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction) and the genesis of this talent can be found in this expertly crafted story of friendship and corruption that manages to establish the central relationship between the three lead characters, document their personal ....