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Danny Dunkelman
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Michael Downey (as Andrew Walker)
Marina Orsini ...
Anna Dunkelman
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Jill
Michael Rudder ...
Sam (as Mike Rudder)
Linda Smith ...
Barabara
Ivan Smith ...
Vikram
Aaron Grunfeld ...
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Joel Miller ...
Danny's father
Tom Rack ...
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Eric Vachon ...
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Daniel Tirado ...
Hammer
Michael Yarmush ...
Tong
Manjit Anand ...
Dahlia
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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 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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Rated R for a brutal attack and for language | See all certifications »
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12 October 2007 (Canada)  »

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Danny Dunckelman: [in ending the first meeting with his neo-Nazi client] Do you have any reason for wanting me on this?
Mike: Like I said: you're a humanist, liberal Jew, so you gotta do your very best.
Danny Dunckelman: Oh, yes, that's right... 'Course. I forgot.
[uneasy chuckle]
Mike: In an ideal world, I'd have you eliminated. In this world I need you more than anyone.
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An uninteresting chapter in the Skinhead Saga
29 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is fairly well acted and produced, however the movie lacks originality, warmth, and anything that would make the tale necessary to tell.

Forgiveness is the primary theme, but never fully explored. The interesting plot points, such as the Lawyer's family shunning him for defending the skinhead, are left unfinished.

The ending leaves you feeling downhearted rather than uplifted. The skinhead's change of heart is hard to take seriously.

The character's motivations needed to be explored more. This seems like an empty "After School Special."


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