F.I.S.T.

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Released 1978

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Director:
Norman Jewison
Released:
1978
Rating:
PG
F.I.S.T. is the 1978 period drama from acclaimed director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck, The Hurricane) and controversial screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Jagged Edge, Showgirls). Johnny Kovack (Sylvester Stallone, Rocky) is a dock worker in the middle of the depression and he is a disgruntled one who does not like being used or being taken advantage of. When Kovack leads a worker staged revolt on the warehouse dock he meets the big boss and lays the conditions down that they want met. Kovack and the boys lose their job, however the local union Federation of Interstate Truckers - F.I.S.T. - is interested in hiring Kovack. He, it seems, has a gift of gab and is a strong leader. They hire him as a union organizer and Kovack begins organizing the truckers all around the state. However, Kovack creates a strike at one of the toughest businesses in Cleveland and tragedy occurs.moreless
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