Blue Steel (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.


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On her first day on the job, NYPD officer Megan Turner, the lone officer on the scene, shoots and kills the perpetrator of a supermarket hold-up. Since no gun was found on the perpetrator's person or at the scene and none of the witnesses could corroborate Megan's story definitively that the perpetrator was indeed wielding a gun, she is suspended from active duty. She is quickly albeit temporarily reinstated to the position of homicide detective because the spent shell casing from the bullet used in a subsequent murder had her name carved on it. This murder ends up being only the first in a series. Working on the case with fellow homicide detective Nick Mann, Megan initially has no idea who in her life could be the murderer. In short order, the murderer does show himself to her. He is commodities trader Eugene Hunt who she met immediately following her suspension and who she has since dated. He also implies to her that he was in the supermarket at the time of the hold-up and that he ... Written by Huggo

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For a rookie cop, there's one thing more dangerous than uncovering a killer's fantasy. Becoming it. See more »


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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$8,220,000 (USA)

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Was originally set to be released by Vestron Pictures and its offshoot label Lightning Pictures but ultimately acquired by MGM due to Vestron's financial problems and eventual bankruptcy at the time. See more »


When Megan and Eugene are in the helicopter flying over the city, the red rotating beacon light is flashing in the passenger compartment where they are sitting. The red rotating beacons are located on the top and bottom of the fuselage of all aircraft and cannot be seen from the passenger compartment. See more »


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I agree.
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the reviewer prior to me. I am actually taking a film class at my college and we brought up the same points the last reviewer did.

It wasn't the best coherent film I seen.

The fact that the killer "mysteriously" knew where the protagonist was all the time and also knew all about her parents and friends was pretty absurd.

Not to sound redundant, but I agree that a little more info on the history of the murderer would have helped the audience when it came to perceiving and understanding the movie.

In the other side, when it comes to suspense I guess the movie is okay. If you're the type of person that doesn't care about how coherent a plot is and just like to see action, then you will like this film.

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