STEELYARD BLUES, a laid-back, indifferently directed ode to non-conformity, enjoyed brief cult status but is now nearly forgotten: apparently, its audience grew up. Screenwriter David S. Ward had two of his scripts filmed in 1973, both by the same producers. The other one was THE STING.
Sutherland, who was also the executive producer, plays a man who loves demolition derbies, and his passion for them has caused him to steal cars. Sutherland leaves the slammer and gets in touch with former lover Fonda, now a hooker. Fonda wouldn't mind resuming the relationship, but she won't be
part of his ultimate dream: wrecking school buses, campers, and mobile homes in a de...