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Steelyard Blues (1973)

A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Myerson

Writer:

David S. Ward
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Stewart ... Black Man in Jail
Donald Sutherland ... Jesse Veldini
Howard Hesseman ... Frank Veldin
Morgan Upton ... Bill the Police Captain
Peter Boyle ... Eagle Thornberry
Jessica Myerson ... Savage Rose
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Rocky (as Dan Barrows)
John Savage ... The Kid
Jane Fonda ... Iris Caine
Nancy Fish ... Pool Hall Waitress
Roger Bowen Roger Bowen ... Fire Commissioner Francis
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Duval Jax
Lynette Bernay Lynette Bernay ... Bar Waitress
Richard Schaal ... Mel the Zoo Official
Edward Greenberg Edward Greenberg ... Rookie Cop
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Storyline

A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they will need jobs to pay for the parts. When they find that they have only 10 days before the PBY is sold for scrap, they decide on borrowing the parts for their trip. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Eagle, Verdini, Iris, Duval and The Kid. They're not criminals...just outlaws. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Ladrões Desajustados See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Alan Myerson. See more »

Goofs

During the scene at the airfield when Eagle is dressed as a soldier and is shooting arrows, he is heard saying "Up yours, Kraut!" but his lip movements clearly don't match the "up yours" part. See more »

Quotes

Iris Caine: You could have waited five minutes. With him, even 30 seconds would have done it.
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Crazy Credits

The Committee is in the opening cast list See more »

Alternate Versions

When originally broadcast on NBC in 1979, the film was retitled "The Final Crash". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Woman's Love
Written by Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield (as Michael Bloomfield)
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two brothers in combat over their distinctly separate lifestyles.
8 August 2006 | by wsegenSee all my reviews

my favorite line(s), while eagle is climbing up the hangar wall.

"how does he do that?" "Have you ever worked in a circus?" "No." "I can't tell you."

The story is Cain and Abel. Abel, supported by his friends and Cain, supported by his societal structure are at odds when the Abel brother, Jesse, gets out of jail and tries to avoid thievery, which he had used to support his "habit" of driving demolition derby cars. Frank, the Cain character, happens to be running for public office and doesn't want to be embarrassed by Jesse.

Jesse and his friends meld into one wacky , seemingly improv group. Many of the support cast has Second City credit as well as the San Francisco Committee. Alan Myerson was the Committee's director. And Peter Boyle extends his talents beyond even those he later displayed on SNL opposite John Belushi. Jane Fonda unobtrusively adds the new woman movement of the 70's when asked what she could contribute to the group's project of rebuilding a plane for escape to freedom. "I could help with the welding," she says, totally out of the character she has become while Jesse was in jail

Howard Hesseman is the perfectly suave villain, Garry Goodrow the perfectly wacky techie.

There is so much to say about the music. Bloomfield, maria muldaur, nick gravenites, on and on. just a great uplifting soundtrack, very bluesy and toe tapping.


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