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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)  »

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Acero azul  »

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The film was not a box office success. See more »


Ron Silver is shot in the left arm by Jamie Lee Curtis, but pulls the bullet out of his right arm. See more »


Eugene Hunt: I want you to see it... the light... then nothing.
Nick Mann: Up yours you fucking freak.
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Referenced in My Time with Terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (2013) See more »

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This IS NOT As Bad As Reviewers Say
13 May 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This cast contributed everything they had to this work, the story line is awesome, and the execution is purely entertaining. So what went wrong? As slick as this stylish detective/thriller is, it lacks an ending which denotes the wit and keen intellect throughout. In other words, the ending was weak enough to throw off this whole work.

Jamie Lee Curtis, nor any of her cast mates represents the problem. The problem was in the writing, however, this is still quite compelling, and dramatizes an interesting story, which has the ability to pull you in and build some awesome suspense.

All in all, although it fails to deliver satisfactorily in the end, the process getting you there is quite entertaining.

It rates a 6.8/10 from...

the Fiend :.

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