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Steel (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 15 August 1997 (USA)
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Susan Sparks
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Nathaniel Burke
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Uncle Joe
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Grandma Odessa
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Martin (as Ray J.)
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Lamont
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Col. David
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Sen. Nolan
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Major
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Norma
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using his weapons on the street, he uses his brains and his Uncle Joe's junkyard know-how to fight back, becoming a real man of "steel." Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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Heroes don't come any bigger. See more »

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for some superhero action violence | See all certifications »

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15 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$870,068 (USA) (15 August 1997)

Gross:

$1,686,429 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

Writer/director Kenneth Johnson revealed in a SlashFilm interview that he originally wanted Wesley Snipes to play Steel but Warner Bros. felt that casting Shaquille O'Neal would help sell more toys and merchandise. See more »

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Steel's armor is supposed to be made from steel which he's forged himself. Despite this the armor and helmet flexes as if made from painted rubber throughout the movie. See more »

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Susan Sparks: Sometimes shit happens.
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References A Chorus Line (1985) See more »

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Written by DJ Quik, G-One, Peter Gunz, Lord Tariq and Shaquille O'Neal
Performed by Shaquille O'Neal
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I've seen Steel and I'll never recover.
30 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never seen a movie as bad as this one. A few come close, but none have the power to topple "Steel". First off, when are people going to realize most athletes can't act, ESPECIALLY Shaq?? The effects are not-so-special, and are in fact quite terrible, which is ironic because so is the plot, the acting, and generally everything else in this so-called movie (read : vehicle to make some money off Shaq's name). I think the director and producer deliberately wanted to insult the audience with this tremendous piece of crap.


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