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Blue Steel Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco

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This psychological action thriller makes a mess of an otherwise potentially promising story line. In this all too classic cops verses robbers theme that borders on fantasy one too many times, is a bullets, blood, guts and more blood type of movie which could virtually ruin your entire evening. It is an extremely long hour and 38 minutes, and will leave you trying to figure out the real purpose behind the whole movie.
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If you're into long and irritating shoot outs, then you're in luck. Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Drowning Mona) plays Megan Turner, a rooky police woman trying to shoot her way into the “man's turf” of the New York Police Department. On her first day on the job, Megan (Curtis) walks in on a corner store robbery, ordering the culprit to drop his gun. He whirls around, and as he does so, Turner shoots, killing him, and ultimately winning the heart of a nearby witness. Eugene Hunt (the witness), played by Ron Silver (Spliced, Ali), steals the gun from the crime scene, and winsover the love of Turner.
But the story turns as she realizes what he's doing. Killing her best friend, framing her for that, amongst other murders, carving her initials in the fatal bullets, Silver completely becomes Eugene Hunt as he manipulates Megan's mind, making her run from him for her life, and yet ultimately steering her back to him in the end.
Though Kathryn Bigelow (director; K-10: The Widowmaker, Strange Days) tries to steer the film away from complete cops, blood and guns, and more into a psychologically thrilling film, Blue Steel's main feature is some bodily part dripping with red. Somewhere intertwined with confusion and predictability lays a story worth watching, but good luck in trying to
find it.

The review of this Movie prepared by shelly h




BLUE STEEL is a movie cowritten and directed by Kathryn Bigelow in 1990.

Megan Turner, a young woman just enlisted in the NYPD, kills a robber during her first day of duty. She's suspended because the gun of the robber has disappeared from the crime scene. The gun has been stolen by Ron Silver who witnessed the gunfight. Ron, obsessed by Megan, becomes completely mad and begins to kill innocent people with the gun of the young woman after having engraved her name on the bullets used. Assigned to the detective department of the NYPD, Megan is harrassed by Ron Silver who's threatening her personally now.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   sex with icepick Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   perforation--bullets

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