Steel Toes

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Steel Toes ★★ 2006 (R)

Jewish liberal lawyer Danny Dunkleman (Straithairn) becomes the court-appointed attorney for skinhead Michael Downey (Walker), who's confessed to murdering an East Indian immigrant in a Montreal alley. Danny is trying to find Michael a defense and make him confront what he has done, without much cooperation. Lots of jailhouse talk; gets an extra half a bone for Straithairn's compelling performance. 90m/ C DVD . CA Marina Orsini, David Straithairn, Andrew W. Walker, Ivan Smith; D: David Gow, Mark Adam; W: David Gow; C: Mark Adam; M: Benoit Groulx.