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Blue Collar

Blue Collar

Blue Collar

1978 / 114min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER

CAST: RICHARD PRYOR, HARVEY KEITEL, YAPHET KOTTO

Schrader swings for the fences in his feature debut, starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto as a trio of Detroit auto line workers who, tired of getting it from both ends from management and the union, decide to bust open the union piggybank, falling afoul of some real bad dudes in the process. No movie would ever again get such pathos from Pryor, also inevitably funny in this, his very best fiction film performance.

Blue Collar is screening as part of the series: Universal in the '70s: Part II