5.6/10
9,884
68 user 52 critic

Blue Steel (1989)

A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Loveless (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

Directors: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Stars: Willem Dafoe, J. Don Ferguson, Robert Gordon
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley
Strange Days (1995)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
Near Dark (1987)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings
Point Break (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey
Mission Zero (2007)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Pirelli's promotional short movie. After leaving her house on a quiet morning Uma Thurman is being pursued by two strange figures who shoot at her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Uma Thurman, Jason Maltas, Mathew Vigil
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Tracy Perez (as Elizabeth Pena)
...
...
...
...
Attorney Mel Dawson
...
Husband (as Markus Flannagan)
...
Wife
Skipp Lynch ...
...
...
Chris Walker ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Point Blank Thriller See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acero azul  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$8,220,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eugene Hunt: Death is the best kick of all. That's why they save it for last.
See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An under-rated, over-analyzed, forgotten, great Horror!
4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am A huge fan of Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red. I loved "THE HITCHER" (the OG one), "NEAR DARK", and "BODY PARTS". Who cares if there are parts that make you go, "Oh, yeah right, that doesn't really happen to a cop". It is a horror flick, it is designed as a horror flick, not a psychological Morgan Freeman cop thriller. If you can humor a story about Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and Killer Toy Dolls, then you can bite into a well made story about a wall street slasher running crazy in the city that uses a GUN instead of a Hook, Claw, Chainsaw, Axe, or whatever tickles you fancy. It is a Scary Movie, nothing more. Like "The Hitcher", the antagonist gets worse and worse and in the end it is a classic Goodguy-vs-Monster battle. Jamie is fantastic, Ron is superb, as always and so is Clancy Brown. A special appearance by Tom Sizmore also makes this movie a cool collector's item.

Many people confuse this movie as a cop suspense thriller and have passed judgment too harshly throughout the years. Most of Kathryn's and Eric's early movies are designed to scare you with the story itself than by using Scary Camera Tricks. It's an old flick, so don't expect any CGI. Many people simply judged it by looking at it as a psychological cop thriller. Don't go out like that. It is an authentic, original, stand-on-its-own, scary movie like "THE HITCHER" and "BODY PARTS". Watch it again as a Horror and you will know what I'm talking about. Be nice. Don't give in to hate. It leads to the Darkside.

Get off the Band Wagon and Enjoy it for what it is. Just watch it and pretend you're living in the 90's for Pete's Sake


11 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?