The killing floor

Made in U.S.A. Productions, Inc, Public Forum Productions, Ltd, KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

DVD - 2020

Frank Custer is an African-American migrant worker who struggles to help build an interracial union in the Chicago Stockyards. When management efforts to divide the workforce put strain on the racial tensions, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 is the result.

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Film Movement classics.
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[New York] : Film Movement [2020]
Item Description
Based on a true story, as told by Elsa Rassbach.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
"The killing floor (1985) has been preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive as part of the Sundance Institute Collection"--Opening credits.
Bonus features: introduction by BIll Duke ; Q&A with Damien Leake and Elsa Rassbach ; making-of ; Pandemic Era Conversations ; interview with Elsa Rassbach ; new essays by James R. Barrett and Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, 1.33:1 standard presentation, mono, all regions
Production Credits
Director of photography, Bill Birch ; editor, John Carter ; music, Elizabeth Swados.
Corporate Authors
Made in U.S.A. Productions, Inc (-), Public Forum Productions, Ltd (production company), KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
Other Authors
Elsa Rassbach (television producer), Ron Milner (screenwriter), Leslie Lee, 1930-2014 (actor), Damien Leake, Alfre Woodard, 1953-, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn, 1929-1993