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Steel Toes (2006)

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Rage and intolerance collide with compassion Academy-Award nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Dunkelman
Michael Downey (as Andrew Walker)
Marina Orsini ...
Anna Dunkelman
Michael Rudder ...
Sam (as Mike Rudder)
Linda Smith ...
Ivan Smith ...
Aaron Grunfeld ...
Young Danny Dunkelman
Joel Miller ...
Danny's father
Tom Rack ...
Eric Vachon ...
Squeegee Kid
Daniel Tirado ...
Michael Yarmush ...
Manjit Anand ...


Rage and intolerance collide with compassion Academy-Award nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike Downey, a Neo-Nazi Skinhead on trial for the racially motivated murder of an East Indian immigrant. Steel Toes takes us into the intense and fiery relationship that develops between these two men as they explore their emotional and intellectual differences. Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society. Written by monterey media/Galafilm

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lawyer | jew | beating | neo nazi | intolerance | See more »


Rage and intolerance collide with compassion


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for a brutal attack and for language | See all certifications »


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CAD 1,300,000 (estimated)

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Danny Dunckelman: What do you want to do? It's your time. Paid for already, and in my little agenda book.
Mike: For starters, I've hear nothing from my skins. No one's called me. No ones...
Danny Dunckelman: [interrupting] Your skins? Who are they? Hmm? Your boys in boots. Your tribe of ill-educated, white trash, sons of bitches. Who have as their strictly...
Mike: [moving threateningly, talking over him] Be careful what you say.
Danny Dunckelman: ...the annihilation of the memory of a people who have already been killed once. Who want to shit on the graves of ...
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Excellent performance by David Strahairn & most of the cast
17 February 2007 | by (Woodstock, New York) – See all my reviews

It is a movie that should be required viewing in schools. I was privileged to see it at the Woodstock Film Festival this past year. Unfortunately, films of this caliber that have a vital message rather than providing moviegoers with a thrill a minute "entertainment" too often do not receive sufficient funding get them into the local movie houses. The plot is timely and the acting is superb and realistic. I felt that, possibly in order to cut expenses the story was cut short. The "interplay" between Danny and his wife, Anna, and Danny and his brother could have been given more attention. Hopefully, the fact that David Strahairn is starring will provide the necessary backing to give the public an opportunity to see Steel Toes.

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