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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
140 min

Want me to go call him up?


You want a cup of coffee?


You wanna go?

You OK?

I'm betting you're awake in there.

Are you?

- What do you want?

- Figured I'd like to talk to you.

- About what?

- F*** do you care?

You ain't making money sit here

side of the road. Get up. Start driving.

Put me in the cab. I keep you up.

- You're with the Teamsters.

- That's right.

I can't take you. They find out

you rode my cab, I'm out a job.

You best get used to it

'cause I'm coming with you.

- The f*** you are.

- F*** I'm not!

- I said, get the f*** off my cab.

- Have a cigarette.

I said, get the f*** out.

They find you in here, it's my job.

What f***ing kind of p*ssy are you?

Some guy in Duluth

tells you who stays in the cab?

Listen to me. Listen to me.

I know what that is, baby.

Your driving cig burns down,

keeps you from falling asleep at the wheel.

I know, I been there. I got scars of my own,

that's why I want you to listen to me...

Get the f*** out of my cab.

Baby, you got the balls,

and you might get lucky and kill me.

Barring that, you'll hear

my speech about the Teamsters,

so why don't you just

drive the f***ing truck, huh?

All that I'm saying,

there's a lot more there for us.

It's right, it's just, it's due us, it's possible.

The downtime pay,

pay for deadhead and medical.

All the things I've been saying.

Bobby, not only is it possible,

it's right there.

When they have to negotiate,

they say to you,

"Ride with the Teamsters, lose your job."

- They treat us like dirt.

- I know that.

They got us driving to pay the rent.

Every couple weeks,

some son of a b*tch falls asleep.

I know that.

Stuck 10, 12 hours,

rig broke down, no pay.

Yeah, I know that.

We're trying to strike the company, ya see.

- I can't go out on strike.

- You can't afford not to go.

- How you gonna get back to your cab?

- Another driver just like you, baby.

- Now, listen to me. I want you to stop by...

- I can't sign up with you.

You will sign up, but I didn't say sign up.

I said stop by.

All right, pull this thing over right here.

You don't wanna be seen with me.

Things been a little tough.

You know kids...

Don't count on their best efforts.

Negotiate for a position of strength!

What can they take away from you?

Put it down.

Put it down. If they put it down,

then they can't do nothing.

Bobby, how you doin'?

You're saying,

"I don't know, but I need my job."

I'm saying, guarantee your job!

Guarantee your wage!

You're working for peanuts...

- What's going on?

- Fella the Teamsters.

- What's he want?

- Strike.

Hey, let's get to work.

Come on, let's move a little faster, huh?

Let's get going!

Ciaro, you're on number ten.

- Fitzgrieg, you haul it out.

- Stop their exploitation!

I see a man with the power

of the international union

to eliminate all this bullshit!

Let them move the f***in' crates!

Let's see how long they'll never negotiate.

They've been feeding you dog sh*t,

telling you it's Cream of Wheat!

You, too! Hey, I've had it with you!

I ain't afraid of these cocksuckers.

I ain't afraid of nobody.

What are you afraid of? Hey, you!

You, you son of a b*tch! You! You! Yeah.

You rode with me 85 miles,

smoked my cigarettes,

listened to my jokes.

After what I did for you,

what are you gonna do for me, huh? Huh?

You just cost me my job!

You cost me my f***ing job!

You cost me my job!

You cost me my f***ing job!

Put it down! Put the crate down.

You men, put the crates down!

- Let it spoil!

- Where do you think you are, a picnic?

Put the f***ing crates down.

Cross the line. Join the Teamsters.

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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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