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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
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Director's official website

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:

$817, 27 May 2007

Gross USA:

$10,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,227
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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: There's something in life called respect, and you earn it.
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Soundtracks

The Sweetest Thing
Written and Performed by Andrew Hunt
Courtesy of SonaBLAST! Records, Inc.
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25 September 2008 | by UnionFighterUnionVoterSee all my reviews

This movie caught my eye because I live in a "Steel City"...Granite City, IL. Although the IMDb didn't list it among the original photography sites, many of the scenes that got my attention were from my home town.

The shots in Scene 6 on the DVD with the Petri's Cafe and United Steelworkers Local 1063 are places I have driven past on the way to work for the last 36 years. The shots of the large industrial smokestacks at the end of the block are the Granite City Steel works of US Steel. A shot down State St. includes the Commercial Shoe Shop. The shot of the old downtown area that includes the painted advertisement was interesting...the building has been torn down since this film was made.

My son is a police officer and was interested to hear about the inclusion of his town (East Alton, IL) in the film.

Gritty, greasy, noisy, everything you might imagine two steel towns to be (Alton and Granite City, IL). But I love them both.


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