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Steelyard Blues (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  9 February 1973 (Finland)
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A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. There 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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Mel Stewart ...
Black Man in Jail
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Jesse Veldini
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Frank Veldini
Morgan Upton ...
Police Capt. Bill
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Eagle Thornberry
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Savage Rose
Beans Morocco ...
Rocky (as Dan Barrows)
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Pool Hall Waitress
Roger Bowen ...
Fire Commisioner Francis
Garry Goodrow ...
Duval Jax
Lynette Bernay ...
Bar Waitress
Richard Schaal ...
Zoo Official Mel
Edward Greenberg ...
Rookie Cop
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A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. There 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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SEK 910,682 (Sweden)
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two brothers in combat over their distinctly separate lifestyles.
8 August 2006 | by (san francisco, usa) – See all my reviews

my favorite line(s), while eagle is climbing up the hangar wall.

"how does he do that?" "Have you ever worked in a circus?" "No." "I can't tell you."

The story is Cain and Abel. Abel, supported by his friends and Cain, supported by his societal structure are at odds when the Abel brother, Jesse, gets out of jail and tries to avoid thievery, which he had used to support his "habit" of driving demolition derby cars. Frank, the Cain character, happens to be running for public office and doesn't want to be embarrassed by Jesse.

Jesse and his friends meld into one wacky , seemingly improv group. Many of the support cast has Second City credit as well as the San Francisco Committee. Alan Myerson was the Committee's director. And Peter Boyle extends his talents beyond even those he later displayed on SNL opposite John Belushi. Jane Fonda unobtrusively adds the new woman movement of the 70's when asked what she could contribute to the group's project of rebuilding a plane for escape to freedom. "I could help with the welding," she says, totally out of the character she has become while Jesse was in jail

Howard Hesseman is the perfectly suave villain, Garry Goodrow the perfectly wacky techie.

There is so much to say about the music. Bloomfield, maria muldaur, nick gravenites, on and on. just a great uplifting soundtrack, very bluesy and toe tapping.


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