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.
The company builds cars and destroys men.
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Did You Know?
The amount of money that was stolen was six hundred dollars. The amount, for which the union bosses filed, in the insurance claim for the robbery, was ten thousand dollars. See more
In the bowling alley scene, Carolyn bowls a ball toward a set of only a few pins. In the next cutaway shot, all of the pins are there as the ball rolls through them. See more
You're not double-checking the stripping. I want it tighter.
The World I'm Livin' In
Written by Jack Skinner
Performed by Byron Berline
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more