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Steel Country

  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • 2018
  • Simon Fellows
  • 85 mins
  • 15

Summary

Donald, a sanitation truck driver, finds his normal life thrown into disarray when a boy goes missing in his sleepy backwoods town. He soon becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to him. Thriller, starring Andrew Scott, Denise Gough and Bronagh Waugh.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This sombre mystery thriller is a story about doing the right thing - or, more specifically, a story about trying to do the right thing. Set in a small, run-down town in "Trump's America", it focuses on Donny (Andrew Scott), a rubbish-truck driver who might be on the autistic spectrum. When a young boy dies in mysterious circumstances, Donny becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened. His investigation is mildly intriguing, but the story often drags and is let down by a couple of plot developments that don't ring true. Scott is sympathetic as Donny, especially during a scene where his young daughter's mother, who became pregnant after a one-night stand with Donny, reiterates that she doesn't love him. Crucially, though, the film doesn't explain why Donny is determined to uncover the truth. Steel Country is a watchable, well-acted thriller, but it's hard to shake the feeling that something is missing.

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Credits

Cast

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Donald DevlinAndrew Scott
Linda ConnollyDenise Gough
Donna ReutzelBronagh Waugh
Sheriff Benjamin MooneyMichael Rose (2)
Betty DevlinSandra Ellis Lafferty
Dr Joel PomorskiAndrew Masset
Cal WorbleyJ D Evermore
Mrs PomorskiCatherine Dyer
Jerry ZieglerJason Davis
Max HimmlerGriff Furst
Justin ZieglerChristian Finlayson
George AtzerodtJared Bankens

Crew

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DirectorSimon Fellows

Details

Theatrical distributor
Bulldog Film Distribution
Released on
2019-04-19
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Formats
Colour
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