Blue Collar

USA | 1978 | 114 Minutes | Paul Schrader

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Presented in 35mm!
Schrader's directorial debut is one of the most politically savvy films of the 1970s—if not ever. Three Detroit autoworkers—Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto—are so fed up with their jobs they decide to rip off the safe in their own union office. When the robbery doesn't go quite as planned, solidarity is only the first casualty. Pryor is, of course, funny as hell—but he also gives his finest dramatic performance in this seething film that remains as timely and relevant as ever.

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  • Director: Paul Schrader
  • Principal Cast: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Bellaver
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1978
  • Running Time: 114 Minutes
  • Producer: Don Guest
  • Screenplay: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Sydney A. Glass
  • Cinematographers: Bobby Byrne
  • Editors: Tom Rolf
  • Music: Jack Nitzsche
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm