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Steel City (2006)

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



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Credited cast:
Maria Lee (as Jamie Anne Brown)
Marcus Atkins ...
Courtroom Background
Kristian Best ...
Michael Karns
Michael Cowan ...
Carpenter at Fire Job
Ben Lee
Maria's Brother
Amy Barnes
Celesta Gentelin ...
Baby Jenny at 1
Rusty Gray ...
PJ Lee
Ricardo Gutierrez ...
Carl Lee
James R. Hentrich ...
Charlie Haskel
Richard Hoffman Jr. ...
Carl Lee's attorney


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use


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Release Date:

January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skliri poli  »

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Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$10,227 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Vic Lee: There's something in life called respect, and you earn it.
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Written and Performed by Mark Geary
Courtesy of SonaBLAST! Records, Inc.
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25 September 2008 | by (Granite City, IL - United States) – See all my reviews

This movie caught my eye because I live in a "Steel City"...Granite City, IL. Although the IMDb didn't list it among the original photography sites, many of the scenes that got my attention were from my home town.

The shots in Scene 6 on the DVD with the Petri's Cafe and United Steelworkers Local 1063 are places I have driven past on the way to work for the last 36 years. The shots of the large industrial smokestacks at the end of the block are the Granite City Steel works of US Steel. A shot down State St. includes the Commercial Shoe Shop. The shot of the old downtown area that includes the painted advertisement was interesting...the building has been torn down since this film was made.

My son is a police officer and was interested to hear about the inclusion of his town (East Alton, IL) in the film.

Gritty, greasy, noisy, everything you might imagine two steel towns to be (Alton and Granite City, IL). But I love them both.

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