F.I.S.T. Is not your normal Stallone movie. In this early one he actually get's a chance to ACT and create a role that is not even remotely like Rocky Balboa The Story is simple enough Johnny Kovack is a dock worker in the middle of the depression and he is a disgruntled worker 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 he's 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 happens. Kovack angered and grief stricken turns to the mob to get a little extra push to secure good contracts and break companies that want to strike break or break unions. Kovack accepts the mobs help in return he gives them little favours. And that's the story more or less The story starts in 1938 and ends roughly around 1959-60 with the racketeering investigation by the senate. Rod Steiger portrays a crusading senater out to clean up the labour movement and burn the mobs out and Johnny Kovack the charismatic and powerful leader and president of F.I.S.T. is his next target. The movie is a grand and Epic film the kind we wish were made more today but are not. Stallone has clearly his best role as the Jimmy Hoffa influenced Johnny Kovack. The movie didn't really go anywhere when it was released and it fed the rumors that Stallone was only really able to act if the movie was a Rocky film later to be just Rocky and Rambo films but here Stallone burns very brightly as a good but not great actor taking his first steps in a movie that should have done much better and a role that should always be long remembered as one of his greatest roles even more then Rambo. This is a movie that shows us there are no unscarred heroes just scarred men fighting to survive in a world that does not care about them.
F.I.S.T. (1978) 1080p YIFY Movie
F.I.S.T. (1978) 1080p
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ...
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- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 2.77G
- Resolution: 1920x1040 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 84
- IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
- MPR: R
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The Synopsis for F.I.S.T. (1978) 1080p
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.
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Nobody ever won a fight taking a punch- A movie made in a Grand epic Heroic style the way movies used to be made.Reviewed bybluesman-20Vote: 10/10
Don't sell this film short! There are more inaccuracies in this film then I care to mention, but the need for the unions of the day to enlist the underworld (mob) for their protection was real. Law enforcement was on the side of whoever could pay the most back in those days and the big business anti-Union folks had all the money. If you work for a living, you have to pay homage to the unions. If not for them we would all still be working for fifty cents a day!!
This movie does do a great job of showing the good that the unions did and how they succumbed to the corruption that power and greed visit on any entity no mater the good intentions. Everyone who sells their labor to a business should watch this film.
F.I.S.T. is typically belittled when it is mentioned at all. But is it worth watching? It starts out okay as a nobody becomes a successful somebody, but it isn't much good after the hero makes it big. If they wanted to do Jimmy Hoffa's life, they should have done Jimmy Hoffa's life! I can't complain about the acting. It's probably one of Sylvester Stallone's better movies. It does give you a feel for unions and strikes. It was filmed in Dubuque, Iowa, among other places. Antique truck enthusiasts might want to watch it once. I remember seeing a White. Might be other makes in it. I remember a scene where a bunch of trucks pull out of a yard one after another. Could have been they had only one truck and showed it over and over again. There was a TV movie called Power with Joe Don Baker and Brian Kerwin which was also loosely based on Jimmy Hoffa's life.