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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »

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Senator Madison
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Max Graham
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Anna Zarinkas
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Abe Belkin
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Vince Doyle
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Babe Milano
Cassie Yates ...
Molly
Peter Donat ...
Arthur St. Clair
John Lehne ...
Mr. Gant
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Win Talbot
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Mike Monahan
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
Tom Higgins (as Tony Mockus)
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Bernie Marr
Elena Karam ...
Mrs. Zerinkas
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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A story about a man, the woman he loved, and the men he fought for. See more »

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17 August 1978 (West Germany)  »

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F.I.S.T.  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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The Cleveland scenes were filmed in Dubuque, Iowa, partly because the homes and buildings still had rooftop TV antennas as cable TV was not yet available in the city and it fit the period of the film. See more »

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Rockin' Robin
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Stallone's Sleeper Best Performance
5 February 1999 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

You cannot judge Stallone's acting career without seeing this movie. The movie was made during the height of Rocky-mania, and I don't recall it getting much attention on its first run.

Sly plays a blue-collar grunt at the pre-dawn of the organized labor movement in the US. I think the film does a commendable job showing the audience what conditions were like before the work force was unionized. Indeed it depicts what what drove workers to form the original labor unions. Federated Inter-State Truckers or FIST is the union that Stallone's character reluctantly helps organize and lead through the early dark years of violent strikes and lockouts to the later years of labor successes breading union corruption.

I am not a fan of the Rocky series, but did enjoy First Blood 1. I found FIST to be the best film of his career.


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