Blue Steel

Blue Steel

Kathryn Bigelow (1990)

97min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In contrast to the laddish heroics of her 1991 film Point Break, director Kathryn Bigelow came up with this intelligent, provocative thriller a year earlier. Jamie Lee Curtis is the rookie police officer who tries to prevent an armed robbery in a supermarket; Ron Silver is the businessman and firearms nut who picks up the robber's gun and embarks on a chilling game of cat and mouse with her. Curtis is outstanding as the harassed officer and Silver is genuinely creepy, while there is strong support from a cast that includes Philip Bosco, Louise Fletcher and Tom Sizemore. Bigelow skilfully defines the almost fetishistic attraction of weaponry, but doesn't forget her action roots and stages some exhilarating set pieces.

Summary

A police officer shoots an armed robber, but is suspended from duty when the criminal's gun cannot be found. The weapon has been stolen from the crime scene by a stockbroker who becomes obsessed with the incident, and begins dating the cop while secretly using the gun to carry out a murder spree. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver and Clancy Brown.

Cast & Crew

Megan Turner Jamie Lee Curtis
Eugene Hunt Ron Silver
Nick Mann Clancy Brown
Tracy Perez Elizabeth Peña
Shirley Turner Louise Fletcher
Frank Turner Philip Bosco
Assistant Chief Stanley Hoyt Kevin Dunn
Attorney Mel Dawson Richard Jenkins
Husband Markus Flannagan
Wife Mary Mara
Wool cap Tom Sizemore
Director Kathryn Bigelow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes. Available on: video and DVD
Drama