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Blue Steel (1990)

A female rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Megan Turner
... Eugene Hunt
... Nick Mann
... Tracy Perez (as Elizabeth Pena)
... Shirley Turner
... Frank Turner
... Asst. Chief Stanley Hoyt
... Attorney Mel Dawson
... Husband (as Markus Flannagan)
... Wife
Skipp Lynch ... Instructor
... Police Commissioner
... Superintendant
Chris Walker ... Officer Jeff Travers
... Wool Cap
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On her first day on the job, NYPD officer Megan Turner, the lone officer on the scene, shoots and kills the perpetrator of a supermarket hold-up. Since no gun was found on the perpetrator's person or at the scene and none of the witnesses could corroborate Megan's story definitively that the perpetrator was indeed wielding a gun, she is suspended from active duty. She is quickly albeit temporarily reinstated to the position of homicide detective because the spent shell casing from the bullet used in a subsequent murder had her name carved on it. This murder ends up being only the first in a series. Working on the case with fellow homicide detective Nick Mann, Megan initially has no idea who in her life could be the murderer. In short order, the murderer does show himself to her. He is commodities trader Eugene Hunt who she met immediately following her suspension and who she has since dated. He also implies to her that he was in the supermarket at the time of the hold-up and that he ... Written by Huggo

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For a rookie cop, there's one thing more dangerous than uncovering a killer's fantasy. Becoming it. See more »


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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$8,220,000
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Was originally set to be released by Vestron Pictures and its offshoot label Lightning Pictures but ultimately acquired by MGM due to Vestron's financial problems and eventual bankruptcy at the time. See more »

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Ron Silver is shot in the left arm by Jamie Lee Curtis, but pulls the bullet out of his right arm. See more »

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Eugene Hunt: I want you to see it... the light... then nothing.
Nick Mann: Up yours you fucking freak.
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Referenced in Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009) See more »

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Well-produced film had promise, but end results are shameful...
28 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Eager rookie cop Jamie Lee Curtis has just graduated from the police academy and now walks down the street in her uniform with a satisfied smile on her face. These early moments in "Blue Steel" are incredibly bracing, giving Curtis some of the best moments she's ever had as an actress. The background information on her character (who lived in an abusive household) is unconvincing and sketchy, but one wants to like this movie so much that it can pass. What doesn't pass is Ron Silver's embarrassingly written and acted role as a stocks trader-turned-psychopath who becomes obsessed with Curtis after he watches her blow away a supermarket gunman. Silver, who later "chances" to meet Jamie Lee and romances her, is cruelly exposed by this lame-duck script and by director Kathryn Bigelow's anything-for-a-jolt handling. The picture is exceptionally well-made and had a great deal going for it initially, but slowly its potential leaks out, until there's nothing left on the screen but idiocy. *1/2 from ****


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