Blue Collar
Whatever became of the "American Dream"?

Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Bellaver
Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Sydney A. Glass
Language: English
Studio: TAT Communications Company
Duration: 114
Rated: R
DVD Release: January 2010

Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.

Richard PryorZeke Brown
Harvey KeitelJerry Bartowski
Yaphet KottoSmokey James
Ed Begley Jr.Bobby Joe
Harry BellaverEddie Johnson
George MemmoliJenkins
Lucy SaroyanArlene Bartowski
Lane SmithClarence Hill
Cliff DeYoungJohn Burrows
Cliff De YoungJohn Burrows
Borah SilverDogshit Miller
Chip FieldsCaroline Brown
Harry NorthupHank
Leonard GainesMr. Bird, I.R.S. Man
Milton SelzerSumabitch
Sammy WarrenBarney
Jr. Ed Begley
Jimmy MartinezCharlie T. Hernandez
Jerry DahlmannSuperintendent
Denny ArnoldUnshaven Thug
Rock RiddleBlond Thug
Stacey BaldwinDonny Bartowski
Steve ButtsBob Bartowski
Stephen P. DunnFlanagan
Speedy BrownBlue
Davone FlorenceFrazer Balchin
Eddie SingletonAli Brown
Ava SingletonAretha Brown
Vernetta RoysterNeighbor
Jaime CarreireLittle Joe
Vermettya RoysterNeighbor
Victoria McFarlandDoris
Gloria DelaneyParty Girl
Rosa FloresParty Girl
Crystal McCareyParty Girl
Debra Fay WalkerParty Girl
Gino ArditoDetective
Sean Fallon WalshDetective
Vincent LucchesiNewspaper reporter
Jerry SniderTV Reporter
Colby ChesterTV Reporter
Donl MorseUnion Member
William PeltUnion Member
Tracey WalterUnion Member
Almeria QuinnUnion Secretary
Lee McDonaldSecurity Guard
Rodney Lee WalkerBoy in Dime Store
Jimmy WilliamsUnion Member with Broken Leg (uncredited)
Vincent Di PaoloFactory Worker
Bobby ByrneCinematographer
Tom RolfFilm Editor
Doctor HayesUnion worker
Tom BeckertSound Department
Jeannine OppewallWoman with bicycle
Willie D. BurtonSound Department
Marvin E. LewisSound Department
Stanley H. PolinskySound Department
James G. StewartSound Department
Winfred TennisonSound Department
Jack NitzscheComposer
Lawrence G. PaullProduction Designer
Peg CummingsSet Decorator
Sirlord DonelMakeup Artist
Robert L. Stevensonhair stylist
Daniel Franklinsecond assistant director
Rusty Meekfirst assistant director
Michael C. Ayersproperty master
Ernie Sawyersproperty master
Mort Zwickerconstruction
Genre: Crime
Media: DVD
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
IMDb: 0077248