Steel City

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Steel City ★★ 2006 (R)

Blue-collar angst and family dysfunction in a low-key drama. Alcoholic Carl (Heard) abandoned his family long ago and is presently jailed for vehicular homicide. Younger son PJ (Guiry) is trying to man up but he's scared and confused and tends to make bad choices while his repentant father offers advice during prison visits and conceals a secret. Debut feature from Jun was shot in his Alton, Illinois, hometown. 95m/C DVD . John Heard, Tom Guiry, America Ferrera, Clayne Crawford, James McDaniel, Laurie Metcalf, Heather McComb, Raymond J. Barry; D: Brian Jun; W: Brian Jun; C: Ryan Samul; M: Mark Geary.