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Steel (1997)

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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Johnson

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Louise Simonson (comic book series), Jon Bogdanove (comic book series) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaquille O'Neal ... John Henry Irons / Steel
Annabeth Gish ... Susan Sparks
Judd Nelson ... Nathaniel Burke
Richard Roundtree ... Uncle Joe
Irma P. Hall ... Grandma Odessa
Ray J ... Martin (as Ray J.)
Harvey Silver ... Lamont
Charles Napier ... Col. David
Kerrie Keane ... Sen. Nolan
Eric Pierpoint ... Major
Tembi Locke ... Norma
Thom Barry ... Sgt. Marcus
Gary Graham ... Detective
Eric Saiet Eric Saiet ... Young Cop
Hill Harper ... Slats
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Storyline

John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using his weapons on the street, he uses his brains and his Uncle Joe's junkyard know-how to fight back, becoming a real man of "steel." Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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Heroes don't come any bigger. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some superhero action violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaq Steel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$870,068, 17 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,710,972
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producers couldn't find a 7ft. 1in. (216 cm) stunt double for Shaquille O'Neal. He had to do all of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Steel's armor is supposed to be made from steel, which he forged himself. Throughout the film, his armor and helmet flex as if they were made of painted rubber. See more »

Quotes

Nathaniel Burke: Eat the hot dog, don't be one!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Daredevil (2015) See more »

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We've Got Heart
Written by Antonina Armato
Performed by S.H.E.
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I've seen Steel and I'll never recover.
30 March 1999 | by BENARES-2See all my reviews

I've never seen a movie as bad as this one. A few come close, but none have the power to topple "Steel". First off, when are people going to realize most athletes can't act, ESPECIALLY Shaq?? The effects are not-so-special, and are in fact quite terrible, which is ironic because so is the plot, the acting, and generally everything else in this so-called movie (read : vehicle to make some money off Shaq's name). I think the director and producer deliberately wanted to insult the audience with this tremendous piece of crap.


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