Blue Steel

Blue Steel

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Overview

Blue Steel

Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a rookie cop who witnesses a robbery in progress on her first night on the job. With her more experienced partner using the men's room, Megan decides to take action on her own. She creeps into the supermarket where a man (Tom Sizemore in a small role) is holding the clerk at gunpoint. Megan gets close enough to shoot the gunman, and calls out for him to drop his weapon. He spins the gun toward her, and she unloads her service revolver into his chest. His gun goes flying, and a bystander, Eugene Hunt (Ron Silver), surreptitiously picks it up and takes it home. Megan's superiors, unable to confirm that the man she shot was armed, suspend her. Eugene, a wealthy commodities broker, becomes obsessed with Megan. He sets up an "accidental" meeting between them and begins dating her, romancing her with fancy restaurants and helicopter rides over Manhattan. He also carves her name into the bullets he uses to gun down strangers in the street. A tough homicide detective, Nick Mann (Clancy Brown of The Shawshank Redemption), gets Megan's gun and badge back so she can help him track down the psycho killer. Eventually, Megan realizes that Eugene is the killer, but he uses his money and influence to elude the law, and he starts coming after Megan's friends and family. Megan's determination to bring Eugene to justice quickly becomes a very personal obsession. This intense cop drama, Blue Steel, was director Kathryn Bigelow's major studio follow-up to her well-received indie vampire flick, Near Dark. Bigelow co-wrote both films with Eric Red (The Hitcher).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/1996
UPC: 0027616188533
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Megan Turner
Ron Silver Eugene Hunt
Clancy Brown Nick Mann
Elizabeth Peña Tracy Perez
Louise Fletcher Shirley Turner
Philip Bosco Frank Turner
L. Peter Callender Reporter
Harley Flanagan Actor
Markus Flanagan Husband
Skipp Lynch Instructor
William Jay Marshall Hood
Michael Philip del Rio John Perez
Kevin Dunn Assistant Chief Stanley Hoyt
Richard Jenkins Attorney Mel Dawson
Mary Mara Wife
Mike Hodge Police Commissioner
Mike Starr Superintendent
Chris Walker Officer Jeff Travers
Tom Sizemore Wool Cap
David Ilku Counterman
Andrew Hubatsek Cashier
Joe Jamrog Doorman
Matt Craven Howard
Reginald Wells TV Announcer #1
Heidi Kempf TV Announcer
Toni Darling Prostitute
James Shannon Maitre D'Hotel
Thomas Dorff Businessman Victim
William Wise Internal Affairs Man
Lauren Tom Reporter
Faith Geer Lady Bum
Doug Barron Reporter #1
Carol Schneider Reporter #2
Becky Gelke Nurse #1
Frank Girardeau Uniform Cop
Larry Silvestri Precinct Cop
Bellina Logan Rookie No. 1
Ralph Nieves Homicide Detective
James Drescher Punk
John Capodice Trial Commissioner
Sam Coppola PBA Representative
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot

Technical Credits
Kathryn Bigelow Director,Screenwriter
Risa Bramon Casting
Toby Corbett Production Designer
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Michael Flynn Associate Producer
Jery Hewitt Stunts
Billy Hopkins Casting
Lawrence Kasanoff Executive Producer
Susan Kaufman Set Decoration/Design
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Amir Mokri Cinematographer
Oliver Stone Co-producer
Lee Percy Editor
Edward R. Pressman Co-producer
Michael Rauch Co-producer
Eric Red Screenwriter
Richard Shissler Costumes/Costume Designer
Toni Trimble Makeup

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