Very much of it's time. I knew men who drove gravel tipper and brick flatbed lorries who were like that, they all served in the war and were hard working and hard drinkingYour avatar is one of my favorite movies of all time.
I can remember searching for it back in 2002. Finally found a copy in London on dvd. Had to find a player here in the states to play it though as it was region locked. Now I have a digital copy of it. Love it.