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Steel Toes (2007)





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Academy award nominee David Strathairn stars in co-directors David Gow and Mark Adam's fiery tale of a Jewish, court appointed lawyer assigned the task of defending a murderous neo-Nazi skinhead. David Dunkleman (Strathairn) is a Jewish liberal humanist and a lawyer who works for the court system. Mike Downey (Andrew Walker) is a fierce member of the Aryan brotherhood who stands accused of a brutal, racially motivated murder. Now, behind prison walls, these two disparate souls will clash in the ultimate struggle of ideology as Dunkleman boldly attempts top put his professional beliefs before his personal beliefs, and his client clings to the hate that now threatens to consume both men from the inside out .
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    R (for a brutal attack and for language)
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    Galafilm Inc.

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David Strathairn
as Danny Dunckelman
Aaron Grunfeld
as Danny (young)
Ron Lea
as Interviewer
Joel Miller
as Danny's father
Marina Orsini
as Anna Dunkelman
Ivan Smith
as Vikram
Linda Smith
as Barabara
Eric Vachon
as Squeegee Kid
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Critic Reviews for Steel Toes

All Critics (1)

Unpleasant courtroom psychological drama that is well-acted and well-meaning but fails in its attempt to be convincing in delivering its humanist message.

Full Review… | August 19, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Steel Toes

Possibly my favorite movie of the year. obviously a low budget production, much burden is placed on Andrew Walker to make the movie interesting. Walker plays the neo-nazi accused of a racially motivated murder with such gusto and gut-wrenching honesty that he makes viewers cringe at his reality. the best scene is easily when he snaps back into Super Nazi mode and recites his Nazi creed. Go rent it. Right now.

Drew Brett
Drew Brett

This subject matter fascinates and enrages me, and this was one of the more powerful portrayals of it that I've seen in recent years. Despite its low budget and subdued plot, it really kept me interested and I found it very emotional.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Not nearly as intriguing as watching paint dry...

Moe E
Moe E

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