Blue Collar (1978): Paul Schrader’s Directing Debut Starring Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel

Paul Schrader’s feature directing debut, Blue Collar, is a raw and powerful picture, one of the few American films, past or present, that presents an unsparingly realistic portrayal of blue-collar life, of both black and white men.

Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yafet Kotto deliver strong performances in this powerful expose, which criticizes both management (the usual enemy in such films) and labor unions.

Running time: 114 Minutes