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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 ... 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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If you can't beat 'em ... drive 'em crazy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1973 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Crash See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the early scene where Sutherland climbs into the window to rob the John, the victim was holding the gun and passed out when Sutherland threw the fake knife at him. He dropped the gun as he passed out. The knife and the gun were on the floor next to him. In the next shot as Fonda tells him to get out he puts the knife away and has the gun in his hand. As the camera switches to the victim we see the gun on the floor. The camera switches to Sutherland again and he has the gun in his hand. 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

Jesse Veldini: Iris, you really got some savages in here.
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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 »

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Referenced in Tales from the Script (2009) See more »

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Here I Come, There She Goes
Written by Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield (as Michael Bloomfield)
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Great fight scene between Boyle and Sutherland.
17 July 2005 | by squelchoSee all my reviews

A warm fuzzy movie from a stoned era. Rebels without a clue decide to flee the rat race in a surplus flying boat. A few problems rear their ugly heads. Like their being permanently broke, the plane needing some major rebuilding, and their inability to hold down anything approaching a full time job. Boyle is in fine form as the down at heel mechanic and the fight between him (knife) and Sutherland (felt tip pen) is a comedy classic. A fine goofy feelgood ensemble piece that plays like they busked it for laughs. It would probably seem quaint and a bit dated if I saw it now, but back in the 70s it was a breath of fresh air. With a faint whiff of hash about it.


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