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.
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A cool little story about three hard working blue collar guys who bite off a little bit more than they can chew when they decide to hit a safe that belongs to their own workers union. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Great performances from all the main actors, especially Pryor, such wit and furious energy. Great stuff!
Keitel is the only thing worthwhile in this muddled, contrived attempt at American-spirit social realism. The presentation and visual sensibility is mannered and artificial and the plot and characterisation are more reminiscent of screwball comedy and 80's TV sitcom than the great European tradition of realism through naturalism. Keitel is intense and convincing but this socio-political melodrama is anything but.