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Steel 1997

  • Kenneth Johnson
  • August 15, 1997
  • 97 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Heroes don't come any bigger.
Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an imaginative scrap metal worker (Richard Roundtree), Irons becomes Steel. Wearing body armor, wielding a fearsome electrohammer and riding a gadget-packed motorcycle, he's ready to wage war...if he can fix the untimely glitches in his untested gear. "You all be cool now," the good-guy hero tells two crime victims he rescues. There'll be a lot of thrillin' before Steel himself can start chillin.'


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I was fortunate to see this cheesy action film on GritTV. The writing's atrocious & John Henry's crusade to keep kids off the streets seems very similar to the subplot to "The Meteor Man." Annabeth Gish, while not one of the best actresses around, looks embarrassed & could be better remembered for "The X-Files." But my 2 rating means that while it has numerous flaws, it's still good for "Mystery Science Theater 3000" riffs or doing other activities (i.e. eating or websurfing) while the movie's on.

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Aggressively boring.
But it is weird to see what is basicly the Ironman story from 2008 done in 1997, starring Shaq.

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