The Manufacturing Report

Hollywood Comes to the Factory Floor in "Working Man"

Episode Summary

It’s a rare thing for Hollywood to turn its gaze upon America’s industrial heartland and rarer still that it portrays factory communities with full accuracy. However, a new film accomplishes just that. Shot in an operational plastics plant in Illinois, “Working Man” reveals the devastation wrecked upon a community when the town’s lone factory closes. In this episode, Scott Paul speaks with the film's stars, Peter Gerety (The Wire)and Talia Shire (Rocky), about what "Working Man" revealed to them. “Working Man” is now streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, VUDU and Fandango. Photo courtesy of Brainstorm Media.