Blue Collar

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1978
  • Running time: 114 min
When Detroit autoworkers Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) decide to rob their own union, they are initially disappointed by the relatively small haul. However, upon closer inspection, the three... read more
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When Detroit autoworkers Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) decide to rob their own union, they are initially disappointed by the relatively small haul. However, upon closer inspection, the three amateur thieves discover that they have made off with something potentially much more valuable than money: the union's ledger, filled with bogus figures and links to organized crime. Should they blackmail the union or go to the authorities?

Original Release

02/10/1978

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Cast

Richard Pryor Zeke
Harvey Keitel Jerry
Yaphet Kotto Smokey
Ed Begley Jr. Bobby Joe
Harry Bellaver Eddie Johnson
Cliff De Young John Burrows
George Memmoli Jenkins
Lucy Saroyan Arlene Bartowski
Lane Smith Clarence Hill
Borah Silver Dogshit Miller
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul Schrader

Writers

Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Sydney A. Glass

Cast

Richard Pryor Zeke
Harvey Keitel Jerry
Yaphet Kotto Smokey
Ed Begley Jr. Bobby Joe
Harry Bellaver Eddie Johnson
Cliff De Young John Burrows
George Memmoli Jenkins
Lucy Saroyan Arlene Bartowski
Lane Smith Clarence Hill
Borah Silver Dogshit Miller
Chip Fields Caroline Brown
Harry Northup Hank
Milton Selzer Sumabitch
Sammy Warren Barney
Leonard Gaines I.R.S. Man
Tracey Walter Union Member
Jimmy Martinez Charlie T. Hernandez
Jerry Dahlmann Superintendent
Denny Arnold Unshaven Thug
Rock Riddle Blond Thug

Producers

Robin French Executive Producer
Don Guest Producer
David Nichols Producer

Editors

Tom Rolf

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