Iron Maze

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Iron Maze ★½ 1991 (R)

A fascinating notion forms the center of this dramatic scrapheap; the classic Japanese “Rashomon” plot shifted to a rusting Pennsylvania steel town. When a Tokyo businessman is found bludgeoned, witnesses and suspects (including his American born wife) tell contradictory stories. It's too convoluted and contrived to work, with a hollow happy ending tacked on. Oliver Stone helped produce. 102m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Fahey, Bridget Fonda, Hiroaki Murakami, J.T. Walsh, Gabriel Damon, John Randolph, Peter Allas; D: Hiroaki Yoshida; W: Tim Metcalfe; C: Morio Saegusa; M: Stanley Myers.