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Old 16-11-2013, 11:04
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Inspired by 'Blue Collar', which I re-watched last night. Excellent film from 1978 starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto, and Harvey Keitel, as Detroit automobile assembly line workers with financial worries, who decide to rob their union headquarters with unfortunate results.

I also recommend a British film, 'The Angry Silence' (1960), in which Dickie Attenborough defies his union, and is sent to Coventry by his factory workmates.

I have also recently re-watched 'I'm All Right Jack', but didn't find it anywhere near as funny as I remembered it to be.

'Carry On At Your Convenience' is a film that I never liked much.

'The Machinist' wasn't bad, but not one I'd re-watch.


Any gritty, realistic-ish factory-set films?
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:14
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:27
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:29
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:42
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:50
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Millions Like Us a 1943 propaganda movie set in an aircraft factory starring Eric Portman and Patricia Roc with Gordon Jackson.
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Old 16-11-2013, 12:11
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Old 16-11-2013, 12:21
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Old 16-11-2013, 13:39
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:13
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:26
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Old 16-11-2013, 21:59
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Old 16-11-2013, 22:31
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The Deer Hunter if that counts, it was a steel works.
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Old 16-11-2013, 22:31
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Old 17-11-2013, 17:21
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Old 17-11-2013, 17:26
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Old 17-11-2013, 17:53
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Old 17-11-2013, 18:06
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Old 17-11-2013, 18:54
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Old 17-11-2013, 19:23
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Old 17-11-2013, 20:30
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I'm afraid it doesn't exactly fit the 'gritty and 'realistic' brief but Stanley Donen's The Pajama Game is factory-set cracker of a musical
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Old 17-11-2013, 20:33
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Old 17-11-2013, 21:36
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In The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke worked in the warehouse part of the supermarket, but when he asked for extra hours he was moved to the deli.
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Old 17-11-2013, 22:17
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Old 17-11-2013, 23:54
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