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Steel City (2006)

During a Midwestern winter, two working-class brothers must cope with their recently incarcerated father.

Director:

Brian Jun

Writer:

Brian Jun
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamie Anne Allman ... Maria Lee (as Jamie Anne Brown)
Marcus Atkins Marcus Atkins ... Courtroom Background
Raymond J. Barry ... Vic Lee
Kristian Best Kristian Best ... Michael Karns
Michael Cowan Michael Cowan ... Carpenter at Fire Job
Clayne Crawford ... Ben Lee
James DeBello ... Maria's Brother
America Ferrera ... Amy Barnes
Celesta Gentelin Celesta Gentelin ... Baby Jenny at 1
Rusty Gray Rusty Gray ... Marcus
Tom Guiry ... PJ Lee
Ricardo Gutierrez Ricardo Gutierrez ... Ralph
John Heard ... Carl Lee
James R. Hentrich James R. Hentrich ... Charlie Haskel
Richard Hoffman Jr. Richard Hoffman Jr. ... Carl Lee's attorney
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Storyline

Steel City is a stirring family drama from the heartland of America about pride, remorse and forgiveness. When Carl Lee is involved in a fatal car accident he finds himself behind bars, cut off from his life and alienated by his family. His youngest son PJ, confused by life without his dad, is the only person to visit him. While PJ's girlfriend stays lovingly by his side and his Uncle Vic extends a helping hand, a belligerent older brother and the reality of being on his own force PJ to grow up faster than he'd like. It's not until a devastating secret is revealed that the family reunites and a regretful father learns that you can never take back the past, but you can let go of it. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

A father behind bars. A secret that would change everything.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acélváros See more »

Filming Locations:

Granite City, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,213, 27 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,227, 24 June 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Tom Guiry and John Heard who play father and son in this movie previously played father and son in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode Disappearing Acts. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where PJ and Lucy are smoking a single blunt in the basement of the bar, one shot shows PJ about to take a hit as he asks Lucy a questions, and then the scene immediately cuts to Lucy answering as she finishes taking a rip from the joint. See more »

Quotes

Vic Lee: Things are fucked up! Pick one to fix, because you can't have it all, trust me...
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Written and Performed by Jeff Black
Published by Lotus Nile Music (BMI)
Under license from Lotus Nile Music (BMI)
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steel wall
28 May 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I thought that Brian Jun's "Steel City" ran a little long, but still came out worth seeing. Focusing on a young man (Tom Guiry) and his brother having to deal with their father's (John Heard) imprisonment, the movie probably could have developed America Ferrera's character further. Raymond J. Barry's character was, in my opinion, the best character in the movie; I interpreted him as a sort of glue binding the rest of the characters - and the story - together.

As I said earlier, the movie runs a little long. Not too long, but they probably could have trimmed at least a few minutes (or maybe I wouldn't think this had they developed America Ferrera's character further). But overall, I think that the movie is worth seeing, if only once.


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