Never let a stranger in your cab, in your house or in your heart.
Jimmy Hoffa (Jack Nicholson) and Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) are waiting outside of a truck stop diner. In a series of flashbacks they go on a journey in time. In 1935 Bobby Ciaro is a truck driver who befriends Jimmy Hoffa, an organizer for an American trade union (the Teamsters) and develops a close relationship with him acting as Hoffa's number two man. Hoffa fights fire with fire and while a group of strikers are fighting with non-union workers and the police, he arranges the first alliance between the Teamsters and the Mafia.
Concern over the size, the violence of the movement, and hatred of Hoffa leads U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy (Kevin Anderson) to attempt to convict him of embezzling union funds. Hoffa, eventually is convicted and goes to jail. A couple of years later President Richard Nixon commutes his sentence and Hoffa leaves prison. But Hoffa blames the new president of the Teamsters Fitzsimmons (J.T. Walsh) for pushing him out of the union. Hoffa is determined to regain his seat of power and is willing to kill for it.
- Jack Nicholson ... Jimmy Hoffa
- (Danny DeVito ... Director)
- Danny DeVito ... Bobby Ciaro
- Jennifer Nicholson ... Nurse Nun in White
- Kevin Anderson ... Robert Kennedy
- Armand Assante ... Carol D'Allesandro
- John C. Reilly ... Pete Connelly
- John P. Ryan ... Red Bennett
- Robert Prosky ... Billy Flynn
- J.T. Walsh ... Frank Fitzsimmons
- Frank Whaley ... Young Kid
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