Blue Collar was the directorial debut of one time Hollywood wunderkind Paul Schrader. After the success of TAXI DRIVER, Paul Schrader set off to make his own film. The movie was BLUE COLLAR and it starred Harvey Keitel, Richard Pryor and Yaphet Kotto. But with all those egos in one room fueled on the wonderful medicinal drugs that were available to all of them during the seventies caused a multitude of problems on and off the set.
The film is about three disgruntled autoworkers who are tired of their corrupt and ineffective union. They decide to do something about their financial woes. But when they do, their problems have only just begun! Can the three friends ride out the upcoming storm or will they all succumb to the usual pratfalls?
An impressive debut for Paul Schrader. But someone who lived a repressive lifestyle such as Mr. Schrader has growing, he was totally unprepared for life in the seventies. Over the next several years, he would suffer heartache,a severe drug problem and a personal breakdown before going back to the clean and straight life.