Blue Steel (1990)



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Jamie Lee Curtis plays Megan Turner, a rookie Manhattan cop whose first week on the job is enough to reduce a lesser woman to a mass of neuroses. Things get worse when psycho Wall Street broker Eugene Hunt (Ron Silver) begins to stalk Megan, killing any number of innocent bystanders along the way. This sets the stage for a climactic showdown right in the middle of Wall Street!
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Jamie Lee Curtis
as Megan Turner
Ron Silver
as Eugene Hunt
Clancy Brown
as Nick Mann
Elizabeth Peña
as Tracy Perez
Louise Fletcher
as Shirley Turner
Philip Bosco
as Frank Turner
Kevin Dunn
as Assistant Chief Stanley Hoyt
Richard Jenkins
as Attorney Mel Dawson
Mary Mara
as Wife
Skipp Lynch
as Instructor
Mike Hodge
as Police Commissioner
Mike Starr
as Superintendent
Chris Walker
as Officer Jeff Travers
Tom Sizemore
as Wool Cap
David Ilku
as Counterman
Joe Jamrog
as Doorman
Matt Craven
as Howard
Toni Darling
as Prostitute
James Shannon
as Maitre D'Hotel
Thomas Dorff
as Businessman Victim
William Wise
as Internal Affairs Man
Lauren Tom
as Reporter
Faith Geer
as Lady Bum
Becky Gelke
as Nurse #1
Frank Girardeau
as Uniform Cop
Larry Silvestri
as Precinct Cop
John Capodice
as Trial Commissioner
Sam Coppola
as PBA Representative
Bellina Logan
as Rookie #1
Ralph Nieves
as Homicide Detective
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Carol Schneider
as Reporter #2
L. Peter Callender
as Reporter #3
James Drescher
as Punk #2
Doug Barron
as Reporter #1
Heidi Kempf
as TV Announcer #2
Reginald Wells
as TV Announcer #1
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Critic Reviews for Blue Steel

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Blue Steel turns into yet another movie about Jamie Lee Curtis bravely fighting off a bogeyman. It's Halloween 1990. Still, Bigelow's talent cuts through in flashes.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Short on plausibility but preserving the psycho-sexual ambiguities throughout, Bigelow's seductively stylish, wildy fetishistic thriller is proof that a woman can enter a traditionally male world and, like Megan, beat men at their own game.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Jamie Lee Curtis makes Megan so appealing and real that the film holds together even when it has no reason to.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What starts out as a moody arthouse flick rapidly becomes an uneven B-movie yukfest (sometimes intentional, sometimes not), with low-budget concessions to the Hollywood cop-versus-killer industry.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

A mean and unsavory celebration of misplaced misogyny milked for dollars, a mindless soup of urban neurosis and sexual loathing.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

The plot is a little of "Fatal Attraction," a little of "Jagged Edge" and a little of "Wall Street." It works because it's so audacious in combining elements that don't seem to belong together.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Blue Steel

I saw Blue Steel 25 years after it was filmed. The story is OK, but I found it plodded along at times. Where is the NCIS lab when you need it?

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Jamie Lee Curtis does not look very good in a police uniform. There are some good suspense scenes in this film however.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Jamie Lee Curtis (Carpenter films aside): poor. Ron Silver: poor. Kathryn "Point Break" Bigelow: oh, so very poor. Not a recipe for success.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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