Blue Collar
Blue Collar (1978)

Three guys, two African-American and one Polish, work on the production line in a Detroit automobile factory, and they are fed-up with the conditions. It dawns on them that their workers' union is doing them no greater good than their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 10, 1978
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Fernando F. Croce

A dark-tinged prole caper, a crimson tableau of impotent wrath

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Dennis Schwartz
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It's intense, well-acted, gives one a good idea about everyday factory life and offers a clear-sighted muckraking take on blue collar types ...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Although the film does not tell us how to break out of the plantations we know too well, it does give us a vivid sense of the problems and the pitfalls of those who try.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
El Hombre Invisible
Director Paul Schrader's film explores a little of what was wrong with the working class in the late '70s. Inflation, unemployment, corruption and… More
Stephen Earnest
"Blue Collar" proves yet again that Paul Schrader is one of the greatest, most underrated film makers out there; a man whose films are so consistently… More
Danny Rovira
Paul Schrader's intelligent, well-observed, powerhouse drama about three Detroit production line automobile workers brilliantly played by Richard Pryor,… More
Brian R
Paul Schrader's debut picture and his first masterpiece. Although Schrader did have a very difficult time directing and breaking down his self esteem on… More
Lesley N
Surprisingly good and gritty 70's drama about three carworkers, Yaphet Kotto, Harvey Keitel, & a straight-playing Richard Prior, trying to stick it to… More
cody franklin
Powerful first film from writer Paul Schrader, and his best film to date. It's a good story that is carried by powerful performances by it's three… More