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Steel City (2006)

 -  Drama  -  January 2006 (USA)
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During a Midwestern winter, two working-class brothers must cope with their recently incarcerated father.

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Maria Lee (as Jamie Anne Brown)
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Ben Lee
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Maria's Brother
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Carl Lee
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Charlie Haskel
Richard Hoffman Jr. ...
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Steel City is a stirring family drama from the heartland of America about pride, remorse and forgiveness. When Carl Lee is involved in a fatal car accident he finds himself behind bars, cut off from his life and alienated by his family. His youngest son PJ, confused by life without his dad, is the only person to visit him. While PJ's girlfriend stays lovingly by his side and his Uncle Vic extends a helping hand, a belligerent older brother and the reality of being on his own force PJ to grow up faster than he'd like. It's not until a devastating secret is revealed that the family reunites and a regretful father learns that you can never take back the past, but you can let go of it. Written by Anonymous

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A father behind bars. A secret that would change everything.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use
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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,213 (USA) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$10,227 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Actors Tom Guiry and John Heard who play father and son in this movie previously played father and son in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode Disappearing Acts. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where PJ and Lucy are smoking a single blunt in the basement of the bar, one shot shows PJ about to take a hit as he asks Lucy a questions, and then the scene immediately cuts to Lucy answering as she finishes taking a rip from the joint. See more »

Quotes

Vic Lee: There's something in life called respect, and you earn it.
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Written and Performed by Jeff Black
Published by Lotus Nile Music (BMI)
Under license from Lotus Nile Music (BMI)
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Worth It
9 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is worth it. If you like a movie with good dialogue and real character interactions then this is for you. The characters are not contrived and unlike a lot of movies this one gets better as it moves along. It's family based (but it's not a Disney family) – father and sons, with girlfriends and ex-girlfriends. Also the movie doesn't lose itself in aimless psychological meanderings.

Like most families there are things that are kept hidden – but it's the rivalries and conflicts that come out best in this movie. Although I did like the reconciliations at the end of the movie, perhaps it was a little too smooth?


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