Iron Maze (1991)





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Iron Maze updates the Akira Kurosawa Rashomon tale and works it into a story involving the Japanese corporate takeover of a Pennsylvania steel mill. When Junich Sugita (Hiroaki Murakami), the son of a Japanese businessman, is found beaten to death in the steel mill just purchased by the father, the film examines four different points of view as Junich's murder is reconstructed. Barry Mikowski (Jeff Fahey), a steelworker angered by the shutdown of the steel plant, immediately surrenders to local police-chief Jack Ruhle (J.T. Walsh). Barry claims it was self-defense, because Junich attacked him when he found out he was having an affair with his wife Chris (Bridget Fonda). But Chris has her own version of the murder, Junich and Chris's versions are later both heard, and finally a young boy, Mikey (Gabriel Damon), appears with a story of his own that ties up all the loose ends.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Academy Entertainment


Jeff Fahey
as Barry
J.T. Walsh
as Jack
John Randolph
as Mayor Peluso
Peter Allas
as Eddie
Carmen Filpi
as Charlie
Jeffrey J. Stephan
as Councilman
Mark Lowenthal
as Dr. Rathman
Goh Misawa
as Tanazaki
Lenora Nemetz
as Margie
John Hall
as Bar Player
Dean E. Wells
as Bar Player
Don Wadsworth
as Hotel Manager
Douglas Pona
as Hotel Clerk
Maria Becoates-Bay
as Dispatcher
Rohn Thomas
as Doctor
Lee Hayes
as Nurse
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
David W. Butler
as Steelworker
Lamont Arnold
as Watkins
Lonzo Green
as Norman
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All Critics (1)

Explores a volatile Japanese-American encounter in a steel town.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Iron Maze

A rather flagrant (yet poor) adaptation of Rashomon (which helps explain why it won awards in Japan), where the dramatic scenes have a hollow, contrived feel.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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