Synopsis: Jack Nicholson's portrait of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). This film follows Hoffa's struggle to shape America's most influential labor union through his countless battles with the RTA. As he fights for workers' rights, Hoffa locks horns with industry management, organized crime and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In 1975, four years after serving his prison term, Hoffa disappears, in one of America's most fascinating unsolved crime mysteries.
Director(s): Danny DeVito
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
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140 min

That's right. That's right. Put it down.

Pick that crate up!

You don't need some manager.

You don't need some manager

telling you what's true.

You don't need to worry about

killing no fucking golden goose!

You guys want your jobs?

Get back to work!

Don't you got mouths to feed?

You can't fight back?

- Get outta here, will ya?

- I'm sick and tired of talking to you.

- Quit coming in here.

- You're wearing me out.

- No union!

- Crumb!


- Walk a little bit here.

- What the f*ck you want?

You cost me my job.

- And what?

- I'm gonna cut your throat.

You're obviously a man with

a profound sense of justice.

- Is there a problem?

- I got no quarrel with you.

Yes you do, lad. You got a beef

with my partner, you got a beef with me.

Pull a knife while a guy's unprotected.

- Get fuckin' back.

- No.

I couldn't have that on my conscience.


Life's a negotiation.

It's all give and take.

I'm sorry I cost you your job.

I'm oh, so sorry.

And yes, yes, and...

- Everything I did... why?

- To help the workingman.

- You're fuckin' A.

- And I'm a workingman. So's Jimmy.

Just the same as you.

You gotta eat, I gotta eat.

I got no desire what I do hurts you.

You got a beef with me,

what can I do to help?

- 'Cause everybody's got a right to eat.

- That's right.

Take these cocksuckers. Honest

laundrymen signed with the Teamsters.

- Some cocksucker.

- You see that guy?

I'm gonna see him tonight.

Some guy'll be near the trucks.

Some guy, a laundry.

We are out there.

Jimmy's out there. Organizing.

So the strength of collective bargaining

protects the workingman.

Some cocksucker won't organize,

won't join,

won't come along,

lets his brother pay the price,

but won't he take the benefits

his brothers have accrued?

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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