“Plant my ass, man! That's all you talk about, "the plant"! Everybody know what "the plant" is. "The plant" just short for plantation!”
An amazing debut from Paul Schrader and a brilliant look into the brutal work of blue collar workers at a Detroit car factory. Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel are fantastic in this, particularly Pryor, the scene where he is with the IRS agent stands out in a film already full of great acting. Also want to mention the opening scene, which is really awesome. I’d go into more detail on the plot but I want to keep this as spoiler free as possible.
Well worth watching if you might be a fan of stuff like The Wire (specifically, season 2, where they deal with the harbour workers). I can’t stress my love of this film enough, definitely have to watch more Paul Schrader films.