Blue Steel 1990 R CC

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(56) IMDb 5.6/10
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When NYPD rookie officer Megan Turner starts dating a respected commodities broker, murdered bodies begin showing up all around New York with her initials on the bullets. Megan is convinced the murderer is the man she's dating, but no one seems to share her opinion in this non-stop action-thriller.

Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Blue Steel

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Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Kathryn Bigelow
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver
Supporting actors Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco, Kevin Dunn, Richard Jenkins, Markus Flannagan, Mary Mara, Skipp Lynch, Mike Hodge, Mike Starr, Chris Walker, Tom Sizemore, David Ilku, Andrew Hubatsek, Joe Jamrog, Matt Craven, Reginald Wells
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

A very good who done it that has surprises up to the end.
W. D. Kmzey
I've only seen a few of her movies, not really a fan before, but this one has surely made a Jamie Lee Curtis admirer out of me!
Hugo
I think this movie started out with promise, but just ended up being annoying in the end.
Navaura

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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Bogardus on January 23, 2004
Format: DVD
Jamie Lee Curtis is one of Hollywood's more diverse actresses-- from being heralded the "Scream Queen" for such films as HALLOWEEN and THE FOG, to comedic genuis in A FISH CALLED WANDA and TRUE LIES. Her portrayal of a rookie cop who becomes the target of an obsessed stalker (Ron Silver) after her first assignment on the force solidifies her acting abilities and film repertoire. Ron Silver plays the Wall-Street-broker-turned-psychopath flawlessly.
BLUE STEEL is a cop flick with a twist which, unlike many films in the genre, showcases a lead female's descent through the police force. Amir M. Mokri's encompassing and somber cinematography, Brad Fiedel's ambient and chilling musical score, and Kathryn Bigelow's cool, detatched direction, combined with the excellent cast which also includes Louise Fletcher, Clancy Brown, and Elizabeth Peña, makes for a unique, entertaining, and esthetically pleasing film!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 29, 2003
Format: DVD
Writer-director Kathryn Bigelow was a very talented painter before she went to film school to become a movie director. It shows in her work which is very artistic for someone primarily known to the action-adventure genre of filmmaking. She is a breath of fresh air in this genre, investing it with literate scripts and haunting imagery. Her most frequent producer is James Cameron (the action wonder king, "Titanic," "Terminator"), who is also her ex-husband. You can see his influence on her work as well. Bigelow's "Blue Steel" is set in the police world with a new cop played by Jamie Lee Curtis. She heroically saves a whole supermarket full of people from an armed gunman only to set off a serial killer played by the aptly villainous Ron Silver, a commodities trader in New York City. The film is a war of wits between Silver and Curtis, with Silver exhibiting all the raw cunning of a supremely intelligent man who has been lured over to the dark side of his existence. Although not as artistic as most of her work, "Blue Steel" works very well in the police movie genre.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sallyced on January 25, 2012
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This is a great movie. An older movie and often overlooked, I think it is a great example of Jamie Lee Curtis' talent on exhibit early on. As a rookie cop on the NYP force, someone is killing people in her name, but who? It's a taut thriller and will keep your interest untill the end. Movie arrived in great condition as promised and shipping was really fast, and I would DEFINITELY do business with this seller again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on December 14, 2009
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Bad films continue to get made, but did anyone bother to read this ridiculous script? "Blue Steel" (1990) deserves a special niche in cinema history as one of the most implausible crime thrillers ever produced. The character motivations of rookie cop Jamie Lee Curtis and Wall Street psychopath Ron Silver defy logic even by B-movie standards. Director Kathryn Bigelow is so preoccupied with visual style that she ignores the astonishing stupidity that substitutes for so-called plot twists. Strangely enough, "Blue Steel" has a few cult admirers who remain charitably blind to its numerous flaws.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Stout TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2013
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This movie isn't the best cop thriller out there - too many implausible moments in the film. But Jamie Lee Curtis was excellent in her role as a rookie cop confronted by a schizophrenic serial killer.

Ron Silver does the bad guy role justice. Cinematography was outstanding. It's just too bad the plot had so many holes.

It is still worth watching, especially when you consider that it was made in 1990 and holds it age well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dobey on June 10, 2011
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jamie lee curtis made this b movie potboiler , with a higher budget than a usual b movie though, this played at the movie screens and did fairly well back then, and she carries the movie like the pro she is in a engaging manner. At this point she'd been a leading actress for 12 years and this one which was directed by a woman was a interesting choice. I had a friend who loved this movie so much that he named things 'blue steel'! I too enjoyed this one and if you don't overthink it and just take it as a b movie that can be slightly over the top then you will enjoy this one. However if you are not a fan of this type of b movie made on a A budget then you won't enjoy it as much as I did. The late Ron Silver who died fairly young in his early sixties a few years ago, plays the villian as a complete slimey nut and these type of people do exist in real life to be sure, I have met them.
Anyways, the dvd looks decent, but this one did well enough for a blu ray release , at least with another movie. The double feature blu ray is a great idea for catalog movies and this one would fit well that way.
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Visually stunning, well-acted version of a terrible script. I find myself drawn to this movie whenever I see it coming around on TV, and it's saved to my prime because it's fascinating to watch and the acting is impeccable given the material. Ron Silver's turn as the burgeoning serial killer is fascinating...his choices are scarily unpredictable, and we never know what exactly is going on with him. Is he hearing voices? Is he the craziest stalker ever? Did he kill cats in his childhood? These unanswered questions and Silver's take on the character make him very frightening.

Curtis and Brown have very convincing chemistry and Curtis is very believable as a stressed out, directionless rookie cop from a dysfunctional family. The culmination of events strains belief, and smacks of a writer desperately trying to get herself out of the back alley she backed herself into (I don't actually know if the writer is female or male, honestly). But Bigelow's visual choices are deliberate and telling, from the opening title shots of a revolver and the careful shots of both the rookie cop's and the killer's obsession with the gun as an instrument of vengeance. She was flexing her muscles her to make those connections with the character's psyche, and that's what brings me back to this movie. It's what has made her a master director.
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