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. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery. Written by
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According to Paul Schrader
, when he pitched to an executive that the film was about two black workers and one white, the executive replied "You mean two white and one black, don't you"? See more
When Zeke is called into the office after mouthing off to the shop foreman, the three other characters take a seat at the table but Zeke is standing. Behind him, the office door is partially open. In the next shot, the door is now closed. See more
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References Bells of Rosarita
"From Barrooms to Bedrooms'
Written by David Wills and Sy Rosenberg
Performed by David Wills
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