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Robert Allen Schnitzer
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
Newly a big star, Sylvester Stallone was frequently hounded, screamed at, and sought out to be touched by fans during principal photography on this picture. Thousands of fans from more than one hundred miles away gathered daily to filming locations in Dubuque, Iowa chanting "Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!" from behind rope and police barriers, and frequently only a block away from the on-set filming. Reportedly, Stallone would make about three pilgrimages a day to the security barriers to shake hands with fans, pose for photos taken with their Instamatic cameras, let some of the more daring kiss him. When time did not allow for signing autographs, Stallone apparently would say: "You'd only lose it. A handshake lasts forever!" See more »
This is one of Sylvester Stallone's most well developed and acted role of his early career. Stallone plays a character named Johnny Kovak which ought as well be Jimmy Hoffa.
Kovak is a character who starts as a small time worker but after feeling him and his fellow co-workers are getting the shaft by management sets out to improve their working conditions. Soon he is working for the F.I.S.T.(Federal Interstates Truckers) union. As the years go by he's worked his way up to being the head of the union.
The movie is unofficially basically the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa, I think it's a much better done movie then the movie Hoffa with Jack Nicholson in the title role.
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