Cold Steel

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"A renegade cop. An uncontrolled killer. One common goal: Revenge."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.6  (922)

Cold Steel is an action-packed drama movie released in 1987. The film is directed by Dorothy Ann Puzo and stars Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, and Jonathan Banks. It tells the story of a young woman named Kathy Connors, a trained police officer that becomes a security guard and faces an incredibly tough and dangerous situation. The film opens with Kathy Connors finishing up her training at the police academy. She has worked hard to get there, having lost her father in a tragic shooting several years earlier. She is determined to make a difference, and soon her chance comes when she witnesses a robbery in progress.

Kathy chases down the thieves, but they manage to evade her. Dejected, she decides to leave the police force and take a job as a security guard. While working her shift at a jewelry store, she and her colleagues are held hostage by a ruthless gang of armed robbers. Kathy must use all of her training and instincts to keep everyone alive and out of harm's way.

Brad Davis plays the role of an experienced police officer, Roos. He helps Kathy throughout the film and provides the necessary back up when she is in danger. Davis delivers a solid performance as the grizzled veteran who sees potential in the young rookie.

Sharon Stone is cast as the daring and beautiful thief, Anya. Stone was just starting her career in Hollywood, and her performance in this movie shows that she was destined to become a star. Anya is the leader of the gang and is motivated by an ulterior motive as she chases the same robbers as Kathy. Her natural confidence and charm make her a convincing villain.

Jonathan Banks, who later gained fame in Breaking Bad as Mike Ehrmantraut, plays the role of a sympathetic jeweler, Stanley Nussbaum. He is caught up in the middle of Kathy and Anya's fight and tries to help in any way he can. Banks' natural talent for both comedy and drama shines through in every scene he appears in.

The film is set in Los Angeles, and the city is beautifully captured by the camera. There are car chases, shootouts, and even a jeweler's safe that has to be cracked open. The action scenes are well-executed, and the tension is palpable as Kathy and the gang face off against each other.

The script is excellent and delivers a satisfying conclusion. It is a story of courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds. The characters are well-written and believably portrayed by the cast. The film's highlight is the chemistry between Davis and Stone. The relationship between Roos and Anya is an interesting subplot that adds depth to both characters.

Another notable aspect of Cold Steel is the score, composed by Sylvester Levay. The music perfectly complements the action on the screen and elevates the movie's tension to greater heights.

In conclusion, Cold Steel is a movie that deserves more recognition than it receives. It is a well-crafted and entertaining action-drama with excellent performances from its cast. Fans of the genre will enjoy the car chases, gunfights, and the final confrontation between Kathy and Anya. The film is a must-watch for fans of classic 80s action films and showcases the talents of its director, cast, and crew.

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    4.6  (922)