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Blue Collar, Movie, 1978 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Blue Collar - Kampf am Flie▀band (Germany)
  • Osasto 291 - Detroit (Finland)
  • Tuta blu (Italy)

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Raul1983 FI

2010-07-24 20:31

This union drama tells about the life of three auto workers who work in the assembly line. Fed up with difficult working conditions, angry foremen and ineffective union they decide to rob the local union's ("AAW") bureau safe. This movie offers an interesting view how unions might have worked in the 70's when Detroit and the midwest still had plenty of industrial jobs. Because of the sensitivity of the subject no major auto company allowed this film to be shot at their factories, so the Checker Cab plant was used as the primary location. Checker factory is located in Kalamazoo but most of the exterior shots are filmed in Detroit.

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Uniroyal tire plant in Detroit. It was demolished in 1980's.

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Checker factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

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Fisher body plant in Detroit.

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In the background is Renneissance Center where GM's headquarters are located.

rjluna2 US

2010-07-24 21:57

Thanks for showing those factory locations :king:

I have fond of looking for vehicles of the 1960's, 1970's and the 1980's....

cko US

2010-07-24 22:17

I LOVE the bottom picture. I'm a former contract employee at the Rennaisance Center and ihave stopped into that gas station multiple times for snacks or fuel.

Raul1983 FI

2010-07-25 00:10

I'm glad you like the picture cko. Detroit has always fascinated me somehow and I hope I can visit the place someday. I heard there is a nice display of classic GM cars in RenCen 1st floor.

cko US

2010-07-25 02:08

Several years ago they renamed that area "GM Next" with a heavy emphasis on new cars.Very few classics are on display now,and sadly, Gm was forced to liquidate some of the "heritage collection".Its been a rough few years for GM and the Rennaisance Center.It still has some great summertime concerts to the rear of the building and has the best view of Canada you can get without actually crossing the border.

ingo DE

2010-07-28 22:19

cko wrote and has the best view of Canada you can get without actually crossing the border.

But for getting a view to Russia (to show your international experiences), you have to be somewhere else, eeh? :whistle:

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cko US

2010-08-08 04:20

Somewhere up in Alaska,Ingo.Youll need really good binoculars too.

jettalover US

2010-08-12 05:40


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