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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
As his brother (Clayne Crawford) muddles through a workaday job, and his father (John Heard) sits in a jail cell after a fatal drunk-driving crash, P.J. Lee (Thomas Guiry) works as a dishwasher in a Midwestern mill town. P.J. halfheartedly pursues a relationship with local girl Amy Barnes (America Ferrera) and temporarily bunks with his ex-Marine uncle, but family troubles weigh on him. Barely 20 but already worn down, P.J. might be the only person who can help his family heal.

Cast: John Heard , Thomas Guiry , America Ferrera , Clayne Crawford , James McDaniel , Heather McComb , Jamie Anne Brown , Laurie Metcalf

Director: Brian Jun

Genres: Drama

Steel City (2006)

Release Date: January 1st, 2006|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Steel City makes a valiant attempt to add some new tweaks to the genre best described as life-sucks-growing-up-in-a-mill-town. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A shaky but promising debut, Brian Jun's downbeat family drama is likely to make you feel a whole lot better about your own life. show more

  • 80
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    The only misstep Jun makes, and it's hard to fault him given the budget, is the mediocre and at times heavy-handed use of music. Still, it's an unqualified success from the heartland. show more

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