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Steelyard Blues (1973)

A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they ... See full summary »

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Jesse Veldini
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Frank Veldini
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Police Capt. Bill
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Eagle Thornberry
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Savage Rose
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Garry Goodrow ...
Duval Jax
Lynette Bernay ...
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Richard Schaal ...
Zoo Official Mel
Edward Greenberg ...
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A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they will need jobs to pay for the parts. When they find that they have only 10 days before the PBY is sold for scrap, they decide on borrowing the parts for their trip. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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If you can't beat 'em ... drive 'em crazy!

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9 February 1973 (Finland)  »

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The Final Crash  »

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Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland previously appeared in Klute (1971) also playing a strange couple. Both films were produced by Warner Bros. See more »

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During the scene at the airfield when Eagle is dressed as a soldier and is shooting arrows, he is heard saying "Up yours, Kraut!" but his lip movements clearly don't match the "up yours" part. See more »

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Jesse Veldini: I'm not a criminal, Iris. I'm an outlaw.
Iris Caine: What's the difference?
Jesse Veldini: I don't know.
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Referenced in The Brooklyn Banker (2016) See more »

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Light hearted, hip and fun . . .
6 August 2001 | by (United States of America) – See all my reviews

Steelyard blues is a terrific addition to the Woodstock, or anti-establishment, era movies which include Easy Rider, Vanishing Point and Zacharia, to name a few. Peter Boyle is priceless as he does an impression of Marlon Brando and later scales a building without the use of ropes -- also a terrific early performance by KWRP's Howard Hessman. Don't miss this hip, fun farce. They don't make em like this anymore. Fantastic sound track featuring Maria Muldaur -- among others.


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