Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel), and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), 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 six hundred 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 ten thousand dollars by their robbery. Written by
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Did You Know?
This film has the color blue in the title obviously, and starred Harvey Keitel
. In Reservoir Dogs
(1992), Keitel played color-coded crook "Mr. White". The color blue cropped up again, as Keitel co-starred with Eddie Bunker
, who played Mr. Blue. 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 King Kong
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Written and performed by J.B. Hutto
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