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Steel and Lace (1991)

A rape victim returns from the dead to seek vengeance on her rapists in this gory horror film.

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Clare Wren ...
Gaily Morton
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Albert Morton
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Alison
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Dunn
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Daniel Emerson
Scott Burkholder ...
Tobby
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Oscar
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Norman
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Craig
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Duncan
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Schumann
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Agent Spoon
Brenda Swanson ...
Miss Fairweather
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Girl in T-Bird (as Cindy Brooks)
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Capt. Grover
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Daniel Emerson is acquited of the rape of classical pianist Gaily Morton, and part of the blame for the acquittal lies with the testimony of Daniel's friends Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig, who all helped Daniel rape Gaily. Still devastated by the rape and unable to deal with the acquittal, Gaily commits suicide by jumping off of the top of the court building as soon as the trial ends, much to the horror of her brother Albert, who is a scientist. Five years later, Daniel has made Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig partners in his business, which forces homeowners and their homes out of the way to make way for bigger developments. By this time, after five years of working with Gaily's body, Albert has turned Gaily into a cyborg that is programmed to get bloody revenge on Daniel, Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig. Written by Todd Baldridge

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She's tough. She's tender. She's all woman. And all machine. See more »

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30 January 1991 (USA)  »

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A bosszúálló gép  »

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Gaily: [quietly, to each of her victims] Pretty, very pretty.
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Can You Feel Me?
Composed by Vaughn Verdi
Performed by Beth Bergman
Published by Mighty Mite
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Gore thriller/revenge flick is bangin' and soars above the crowd
29 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steel and Lace is a cool, inventive take on the revenge thriller/gore. Farino has directed a modern gore/thriller. I think this is the Pulp Fiction of its time. New concepts and turns of fate abound in this puzzling film.

A cute blonde lawyer is raped in an alley by a Wall Street Geico type character. He goes to trial and gets off from lack of evidence. He and his 4 buddies own a corporation that has a logo of a hand that is squeezing the world in a claw like grasp. (neat logo) Not being able to cope with the devastating news, the lawyer jumps off a building. Mysteriously, the Wall street crowd is then killed one by one in Ten Little Indians, style.

The director, Francio, really integrates a pastiche of film genres into an action/thriller/gory film that is way above other gore films. A lot of works are derivative to a fault, but this one integrates a lot of genres into a well crafted/shot/edited/music film.

I kept thinking, Death Wish, Gort, Hal, Spit on your Grave, Terminator and other films that were reverently depicted in this surprising film.

The actors and good and production values top notch...considering that this was probably a low budget film, this was an excellent example of good direction and control of the production. I like the way the robot gradually gains awareness about her actions.

Look for it in bargain bin, rental stores, and on cable TV. It is a neat discovery.


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