The Killing Floor


2h 1984

Brief Synopsis

The story of a black slaughterhouse worker who was part of the pioneering attempt to unionize the often fractious Chicago meatpackers at the end of World War I. But the post-war recession only increased the racial tensions already simmering within the slaughterhouses and stockyards and culminated in

Film Details

Also Known As
American Playhouse (04/10/84), Killing Floor
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The story of a black slaughterhouse worker who was part of the pioneering attempt to unionize the often fractious Chicago meatpackers at the end of World War I. But the post-war recession only increased the racial tensions already simmering within the slaughterhouses and stockyards and culminated in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.

Crew

William Adelman

Technical Advisor

Maher Ahmad

Production Designer

Kathie Amatniek

Film Research

Charles Barnham

Research And Content Consultant

Hank Baumert

Stunt Coordinator

Bill Birch

Director Of Photography

Peter Bregman

Film Research

Stephen Brier

Researcher

David Brody

Advisor

John N Carter

Editor

James Dennett

Unit Production Manager

Sam Depino

Production Coordinator

Richard Dior

Sound

Donald Douglass

Choreographer

Carol Eastman

Editor

Eric Foner

Research And Content Consultant

Richard Gans

Assistant Director

Ilene Giardini

Wardrobe

Jeff Goodman

Film Research

Susan Haken

Assistant Director

David Mark Hansen

Photography

William Hardin

Photography

Alice Kessler Harris

Research And Content Consultant

Fraser Head

Production Supervisor

P Hemmingway-seale

Production Assistant

Judy Hoffman

Photography

Regina Hoover

Post-Production Coordinator

Z D Johnson

Production

Robert M Kidder

Sound

George Kohut

Camera Operator

Jane Kurson

Editor

Peter Kuttner

Photography

Arthur Lauer

Music Coordinator

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Leslie Lee

Writer

Kenneth Mader

Production Assistant

George Manasse

Producer

Loring Mandel

Consultant

Ron Milner

Wrote Adaptation

Miles Mogulescu

Researcher

Richard M Moskal

Location Manager

Marlene Nadle

Film Research

Mark Naison

Research And Content Consultant

Denise Nemetz

Production Coordinator

Kaye Nottbusch

Costume Designer

Leslie Orear

Technical Advisor

Dominic Pacyga

Research And Content Consultant

Richard Pagano

Casting Consultant

Elizabeth Passman

Wardrobe

Eric Perkins

Researcher

Alex Pfau

Sound Editor

Elsa Rassbach

Executive Producer

Elsa Rassbach

From Story

Carol Rathman

Assistant

Anna Reid

Film Research

Ted Rosengarten

Researcher

Barbara Sacharow

Casting Consultant

Arnold Schowitz

Editing

James Shenton

Research And Content Consultant

Carol Jean Smetana

Assistant Director

Daniel J Steger

Production Assistant

Warren Susman

Research And Content Consultant

Elizabeth Swados

Music

Lillian Toth

Makeup

Don Tull

Associate Producer

Kenneth Turek

Set Decorator

William Tuttle

Research And Content Consultant

Sue Williams

Associate Producer

Sue Williams

Film Research

Film Details

Also Known As
American Playhouse (04/10/84), Killing Floor
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia