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The killing floor

Author: George ManasseDamien LeakeAlfre WoodardBill DukeLeslie LeeAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Nelson Entertainment ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Orion Home Video, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frank Custer was a Southern black sharecropper who got a job in a Chicago slaughterhouse in the early 1900's. The horrible working conditions cause him to become a Union activist. But racial tensions lead to a violent confrontation in the streets of Chicago.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Manasse; Damien Leake; Alfre Woodard; Bill Duke; Leslie Lee; Elsa Rassbach; Clarence Felder; Moses Gunn; Bill Birch; John Carter; Elizabeth Swados; Ron Milner; Public Forum Productions, Ltd.; Nelson Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1558474161 9781558474161
OCLC Number: 20624396
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1985 motion picture.
Credits: Art director, Maher Ahmad ; music composer/director, Elizabeth Swados ; director of photography, William Birch ; film editor, John Carter; executive producer, Elsa Rassbach.
Cast: Damien Leake, Alfre Woodard, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn.
Target Audience: Rated PG.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Public Forum Productions ; American Playhouse ; producer, George Manasse ; directed by Bill Duke ; story by Elsa Rassbach ; adaptation by Ron Milner ; screenplay by Leslie Lee.

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Frank Custer was a Southern black sharecropper who got a job in a Chicago slaughterhouse in the early 1900's. The horrible working conditions cause him to become a Union activist. But racial tensions lead to a violent confrontation in the streets of Chicago.

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