The Killing Floor Poster

Release Date: 1984

PG|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
During World War I, impoverished African-American father Frank Custer (Damien Leake) leaves his Southern family and heads to Chicago in search of work. After landing a job at one of the city's many slaughterhouses, he gets caught up in the heated debate over organized labor. Before long he emerges as a hypnotic leader, urging his peers to join the union, a move that puts him at odds with his best friend, Thomas (Ernest Rayford), who starts to question Frank's motivations for backing the union.

Cast: Damien Leake, Moses Gunn, Alfre Woodard, Ernest Rayford, Cynthia Baker, Clarence Felder, Dennis Farina, Ted Levine

Director: Bill Duke

Genres: Drama