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Steel and Lace (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  30 January 1991 (USA)
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A rape victim returns from the dead to seek vengeance on her rapists in this gory horror film.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Wren ...
Gaily Morton
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Albert Morton
Stacy Haiduk ...
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)
Hank Garrett ...
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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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Daniel Emerson: My associates and I will leave you now. You've got a lot of packing to do. Be out of the house in 12 hours or we'll knock it down with you in it. And my best to your wife.
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Sonata No 14 In C-Sharp minor (Moonlight Sonata)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Neil Posner
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George Romero does Lifetime Movie of the Week
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Stars Bruce Davison (X-men), David Naughton (An American Werewolf In London), and Claire Wren as the rape victim/suicide turned killer cyborg. The story is rather unsettling, especially the way it careens back and forth between the dark revenge scenes, over to some fascinating comic bits (such as the forensic scientist who starts to enjoy the creativity of the murders), to dealing with Davison's character, who seems more like a robot than the robot. Perhaps it is unsettling because juxtapositions like that are so often a hallmark of real life as it is lived. The viewer really is kept in suspense about how the next victim will be claimed, and I defy anyone to guess all the deaths correctly beforehand. The dialogue verges on self-parody at times, and elements of several other flicks from Blade Runner to Robocop are borrowed with little attempt at disguise. Yet it all hangs together somehow, perhaps it is the thread of bad romance. A quirky gem.


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