Steel

Steel

Director: Kenneth Johnson

Cast: Kenneth Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson

     
 

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Low-rent, poorly-lit superhero action is the order of the day in this film from television director Kenneth Johnson -- who makes several references to his series Alien Nation throughout the course of the movie. NBA basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal stars as John Henry Irons, a weapons designer and metallurgical genius who is developing a new sonic weapon

Overview

Low-rent, poorly-lit superhero action is the order of the day in this film from television director Kenneth Johnson -- who makes several references to his series Alien Nation throughout the course of the movie. NBA basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal stars as John Henry Irons, a weapons designer and metallurgical genius who is developing a new sonic weapon for the military with the help of Sparks (Annabeth Gish), a computer whiz. When an accident caused by unscrupulous superior Nathaniel Burke (Judd Nelson) leaves Sparks paralyzed, Irons quits his job in disgust. It turns out later that Burke has begun mass-producing the weapon and selling it to terrorists and L.A. street gangs, so Irons and Sparks team up with Uncle Joe (Richard Roundtree), a junkyard artist, to create a suit of armor and a gadget-packed sledgehammer. Irons dons the suit and becomes known as the superhero Steel, who kicks criminal posterior all over the city with his impenetrable get-up and high-tech gizmos. Before long, Burke's comeuppance is in the offing. Although specific references to it were excised between the source material and script, the original DC Comics version of Steel was a spin-off of the Superman comics series.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
UPC:
0883316242179
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
21,702

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shaquille O'Neal John Henry Irons
Annabeth Gish Susan Sparks
Judd Nelson Nathaniel Burke
Richard Roundtree Uncle Joe
Irma P. Hall Grandma Odessa
Ray J Martin
Charles Napier Col. David
Kerrie Keane Senator Nolan
Thom Barry Sgt. Marcus
Hill Harper Slats
George Lemore Cutter

Technical Credits
Kenneth Johnson Director,Screenwriter
Catherine Adair Costumes/Costume Designer
Laura Adler Casting
Mark Allan Co-producer
Leonard Armato Executive Producer
Bruce Binkow Executive Producer
Gershon Ginsburg Art Director
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Quincy Jones Producer
Shana Landsburg Casting
John F. Link Editor
Shaquille O'Neal Executive Producer
Venita Ozols-Graham Asst. Director
Mario Roberts Stunts
David Salzman Producer
Joel Simon Producer
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer
Mervyn Warren Score Composer
Gary Wissner Production Designer

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