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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Did You Know?
No major auto company would allow this film to be shot at their factory, so the Checker Cab Company plant was used as the primary location. The name of the automobile company in the movie was also Checker Cab. See more
When Jerry, Zeke and Smoky are casing the union hall, Jerry asks "Who is in the Buick?" The car he is looking at is a Pontiac. See more
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Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
Hard Workin Man
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Lyrics by Jack Nitzsche
, Ry Cooder
and Paul Schrader
Performed by Don Van Vliet
(as Captain Beefheart) See more