Blue Collar

Blue Collar

A FILM BY: Paul Schrader
WRITTEN BY: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader
STARRING: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto

Paul 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 dead-end jobs they decide to rip off the safe inside their own union office. When the robbery doesn’t go quite as planned, solidarity is only the first casualty. What starts as a buddy-comedy veers into the heart of American darkness. Pryor is, of course, funny as hell—but he also gives his finest dramatic performance in this seething, angry film that’s as timely and relevant as ever. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1978
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 114 mins
Format: 35mm