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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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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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9 February 1973 (Finland)  »

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The Final Crash  »

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Directorial debut of Alan Myerson. See more »

Goofs

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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Iris Caine: Oh, savage! Yes! Aw! Oh, you're so savage!
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The Committee is in the opening cast list See more »

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Spoofs The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Common Ground
Written by Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield (as Michael Bloomfield)
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Light hearted, hip and fun . . .
6 August 2001 | by 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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