Steel Justice (1992)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action  |  5 April 1992 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 99 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

David Nash has lost his son and his will to live. But the boy appears in his dreams as well as his Robosaurus toy ! A mythical figure will help Nash to turn the Robosaurus into a real ... See full summary »


0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Sela Ward, Martin Kove, Ronny Cox
Downriver (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Scicluna
Stars: Reef Ireland, Kerry Fox, Robert Taylor
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Seventeen year old LOLA FRANKLIN runs away from home but allows the world to believe she has been kidnapped. Intent on making her way across country, she meets a boy (MARLO) her age in a ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Glasson
Stars: Sophie Lowe, Beau Knapp, Dale Dickey
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin James Dobson
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Amanda Donohoe, Paul Bertram
Blue Heelers (1994–2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Australian series featuring the Mt. Thomas police station and the lives of its officers.

Stars: Julie Nihill, John Wood, Martin Sacks
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth
Beat Street (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet
Judas Kiss (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino
The Outing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Daley
Stars: Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi
Killing Time (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser's rise from a small time lawyer to successfully defending the most infamous criminals this country has ever seen, and his ultimate downfall and imprisonment for five years in maximum security.

Stars: David Wenham, Diana Glenn, John Brumpton
Hercules (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A chronicle of the life of the Greek hero who after killing his three sons must perform five labors to repent.

Stars: Paul Telfer, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Astin
Poochinski (TV Short 1990)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The talking bulldog at a policeman's feet turns out to be his late partner.

Director: Will Mackenzie
Stars: George Newbern, Amy Yasbeck, Frank McRae


Credited cast:
Robert Taylor ...
Detective Lt. David Nash
Jeremiah J. Jones
Roy Brocksmith ...
Col. Edward Rollin Duggins
Lt. Bill Somes
Jerrod (as Neil Gray Giuntoli)
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Sgt. Julio Melendes
John Toles-Bey ...
Detective Steve Totten
Gina Morelli
Nicole Loa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augie Blunt ...
Vincent Chase ...
Maxwell Crowe ...
Davey Nash
Garvin Funches ...
Guard #1
Henry Kingi ...
Goon #3


David Nash has lost his son and his will to live. But the boy appears in his dreams as well as his Robosaurus toy ! A mythical figure will help Nash to turn the Robosaurus into a real creature in order to avenge his son's death. Written by Thomas <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Giustizia d'acciaio  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Edited into The Best TV Shows That Never Were (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Monster Truck Mayhem Makes Mess of a Movie
1 April 2002 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

This review contains some SPOILERS, but nothing too drastic.

If you happen to be a fan of monster truck rallies or (like me) have seen commercials promoting them, you might recognize the name `Robosaurus.' From what I could tell, it was a humongous machine in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that could slowly pick up a car in its claws, lift it to its jaws, and chomp down on it until the car was scrap. Oh, and it could also spew flames from its nose. Wasting all that money and fuel for the sake of entertaining a very small percentage of people, mostly male, who blow a month's paycheck to watch huge trucks mash up some station wagons nobody wants. If you are one of those people, you just might be the target audience for `Steel Justice.' I can't think of anyone else that could possibly endure it.

The story is set in the near future, where the use of fossil fuels in automobiles and monster trucks have completely destroyed the ozone layer, making the world hot. Or does it? If the ozone layer is gone, you would have tons of skin problems, which would be the least of the world's troubles. People in the movie complain about the heat yet never does the film bother to exemplify this, aside from having hang outs called `ice bars'. Heck, everyone is wearing heavy clothing and never is anyone sweating from the climate. Having the movie set in the future and the ozone layer gone are two factors that are completely unnecessary and unused. It's as if they just knew no one would take it seriously if it were set in the present. But how can we take it seriously anyhow, with music that sounds like it was recorded straight out of a bad sitcom and a plot that is really laughable? Speaking of plot, this whole thing is centered around tough cop David Nash, played by Robert Taylor (who?), a man troubled by the death of his son a year earlier. He watched his son die when some thugs in a high-speed chase hit the car the boy was in and took off. Since then, Nash has been trying to figure out who the thugs were working for while suffering from nightmares of the incident, each one packed with details and clues that eventually lead him to believe his son's death was caused by the thugs lead by an arms dealer named Colonel Duggins (Roy Brocksmith, who I recognized from `Total Recall'). Then he starts to dream of a strange older man, someone he later sees in real life. When he confronts the man, Nash is told that he is actually a gifted human being. That the old man is a time walker that has been alive for thousands of years giving guidance to those with gifted powers. So where does Robosaurus come in? Well, Nash's power is that he can make small objects grow to an enormous size, so he uses his son's toy robot (which is even named Robosaurus in the movie) to help him bust into the bad guy's headquarters and trash the place for revenge. . . . No, I'm serious.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that a movie where a slow monster truck rally reject that busts crime with fire-spewing nostrils and car crunching jaws is a great idea for a movie! Or even a television series! It would bring in droves of viewers, hook them to their sets each week, and drive its competing shows off the air as people drool for more Robosaurus! Are these really your thoughts? Of course they aren't, because you're smart and don't go to monster truck rallies. And even the most naive of people are going to be giggling at the seriousness of the director's treatment of the Robosaurus rampage. As if that wasn't bad enough, there are also other aspects that make you feel stupid while watching, it's lack of explanation for the time walker and the magic powers the least of them. There is all the narration Nash provides us, trying to explain fruitlessly what's going on, which I suppose is easier than doing it through the lame dialogue that comes out of the undeveloped characters' mouths. And don't forget all those dreams and flashbacks, the number so large that it dumbs down the movie further. And then there is Robosaurus the toy, which comes to life while Nash is asleep or away, removing bombs crooks set in Nash's pad and wheeling around the apartment as if the crew got bored with making the movie and started goofing around with the remote-controlled dinosaur. And what is Joan Chen doing in this? She plays a throw-away character that serves no real purpose in the movie and would have been better off not being in it. If she is wondering why her career hasn't gone as far as it should have, maybe she should think about scratching this off her resume.

Perhaps the only chilling thing about `Steel Justice' is that one gets a feeling after watching it that the producers intended to make it into a television show. I can't believe anyone would make this pilot, much less plan on more of the same. Thank goodness someone found some marbles, stuck them inside their skull, and put a stop to any future plans with this material! If they had gone through with it, I bet we would have seen the attendance at monster truck rallies sore nationwide. But not because this show encouraged them to go see Robosaurus, but because people would find the rallies much more intelligent, fun, and entertaining than the garbage they were watching on their idiot boxes. Zantara's score: 1 out of 10.

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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does this exist on DVD? zreese
Discuss Steel Justice (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: