Steelyard Blues

Steelyard Blues

Director: Alan Myerson

Cast: Alan Myerson, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Peter Boyle

     
 

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In this counter-culture caper comedy, directed by Alan Myerson (whose work with The Committee and Second City gives the film a quirky sketch comedy freshness), Donald Sutherland plays Veldini, a sad-eyed demolition-derby driver, serving time for larceny. He also possesses a millennial desire to wreck every car manufactured in the United States from 1940 to 1960. After

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In this counter-culture caper comedy, directed by Alan Myerson (whose work with The Committee and Second City gives the film a quirky sketch comedy freshness), Donald Sutherland plays Veldini, a sad-eyed demolition-derby driver, serving time for larceny. He also possesses a millennial desire to wreck every car manufactured in the United States from 1940 to 1960. After being released from jail, Veldini hatches a scheme to restore an old U.S. World War II amphibian plane to escape conventional society and fly off to a new nonconformist world. Searching for spare parts to complete the restoration, Veldini realizes that a particular electrical circuit is available only at the local Navy base, and he decides to rob the base to steal the circuit. Involved in the caper with him is Iris (Jane Fonda in a burlesque of her performance in Klute) as a 100-dollar-a-night call girl who is sick of being humiliated; Veldini's kid brother (John Savage); and Eagle (Peter Boyle), a schizophrenic out-of-work circus performer. Standing in the way of Veldini's scheme is Frank Veldini (Howard Hesseman), his older brother and a politically ambitious district attorney.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2014
UPC:
0888574105587
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
50,499

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Fonda Iris
Donald Sutherland Veldini
Peter Boyle Eagle
Garry Goodrow Duval
Howard Hesseman Frank
John Savage The Kid
Dan Barrows Rocky
Lynn Bernay Bar Waitress
John Brent Tattoo Parlor Man
James Cranna Luncheonette Man
Nancy Fish Pool Hall Waitress
Ed Greenberg Rookie Cop
Larry Hankin Garbage Man
Alan Myerson Actor
Jessica Myerson Savage Rose
Richard Schaal Zoo Official
Ruth Silveira Lady Electrician
Howard Storm Health Inspector
Committee Actor
David Moody Boxer
Roger Bowen Fire Commissioner
Melvin Stewart Black Man in Jail
Morgan Upton Police Captain

Technical Credits
Alan Myerson Director
Tony Bill Producer
Michael Bloomfield Songwriter
Paul Butterfield Score Composer,Songwriter
Donn Cambern Editor
Vince Cresciman Art Director
Nick Gravenites Score Composer,Songwriter
Robert Grovenor Editor
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Stevan Larner Cinematographer
Julia Phillips Producer
Michael Phillips Producer
Harold Schneider Producer
Sheldon Schrager Asst. Director
David Shire Score Composer,Songwriter
Donald Sutherland Producer
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
David S. Ward Screenwriter

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