By Samuel L. Kelley.
Cast: 6m. Pill Hill examines the failures and successes as well as the relationships of six black steel mill workers in Chicago as they move from the blue-collar to the white-collar profession. It addresses the painful conflicts with which they must deal in leaving the comfortable and secure life of the mill while facing an uncertain economic future as they seek to assimilate into professions their parents only dreamed about. One sinks to the lower depths while his best friend crashes against the glass ceiling that too many blacks encounter on their way up the ladder of success. No less difficult and painful are the changes in their relationships which take place over this dynamic and volatile 10-year period (1973-1983) in America, during which the hippie generation is transformed into the yuppie generation. One int. set.