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Steel Toes (2007)

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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

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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 ...
Young Danny
Joel Miller ...
Danny's Father
Tom Rack ...
Magistrate
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Interviewer
Eric Vachon ...
Squeegie Punk
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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Rage and intolerance collide with compassion

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Crime | Drama

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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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CAD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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Principal photography took only 17 days. See more »

Quotes

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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Waste of TIime
10 May 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film I expected to be an excellent indie flick, but what I got was complete disappointment. This movie could have been summed up in 10 minutes, but instead dragged on for an hour and a half. There is at most only 2 scenes worth watching, and even they are nothing new to cinema,have already been seen and done better in other films such as American History X and Romper Stomper. I think the acting may have been OK, but the storyline was weak, and there was nowhere near enough material to make this story last. Overall, I advise that you only recommend this to someone film if you wish to play a cruel practical joke on them, in which case you tell them its a great film and to watch it.


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