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Blue Steel (1990)

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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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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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 »

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When Megan is talking with her mother at the police precinct, Megan sips from a paper coffee cup. However, the light hits the cup and you can see that it is in fact empty. See more »

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Eugene Hunt: Death is the best kick of all. That's why they save it for last.
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Entertaining, but...
31 January 2016 | by (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

The movie was entertaining enough, though it tended to drag and become very predictable toward the end. There were way too many continuity and factual errors to give it more than four stars. It got to the point where, due to their number and frequency distribution, I found myself more distracted by the errors than engrossed by the plot. With all due respect to Katherine Bigelow's directorial talents the errors were easily avoided by even the slightest attention to detail, and the most rudimentary knowledge of firearms, which she clearly did not possess. For the most part the casting seemed to be pretty good, and the acting was good for the material if not necessarily exceptional.


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