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Steel (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 15 August 1997 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Henry Irons / Steel
... Susan Sparks
... Nathaniel Burke
... Uncle Joe
... Grandma Odessa
... Martin (as Ray J.)
... Lamont
... Col. David
... Sen. Nolan
... Major
... Norma
... Sgt. Marcus
... Detective
Eric Saiet ... Young Cop
... Slats
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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 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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Man. Metal. Hero. See more »

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Warner Bros.

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15 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shaq Steel  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film grossed less in its entire run than Batman & Robin (1997) made in its first weekend. 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

John Henry Irons: I never could make the free-throws.
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) See more »

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Steel Yourself
Written by Kenneth Johnson and Marvin Winans
Performed by Marvin Winans
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I've seen Steel and I'll never recover.
30 March 1999 | by See 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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