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Title:
Steel city
Author:
Jun, Brian.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Distributed by Peace Arch Home Entertainment, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When Carl Lee is involved in a fatal car accident he finds himself behind bars, cut off from his life and alienated by his family. His youngest son, PJ, confused by life without his dad, is the only person to visit him. While PJ's girlfriend stays lovingly by his side and his Uncle Vic extends a helping hand, a belligerent older brother and the reality of being on his own force PJ to grow up faster than he'd like. It's not until a devastating secret is revealed that the family reunites and a regretful father learns that you can never take back the past, but you can let go of it.
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Title from container.

Special features: Deleted scenes; For Jimmy Brown: a short film by writer/director Brian Jun; Filmmaker & cast commentary: featuring writer/director Brian Jun, director of photography Ryan Samul, John Heard and Clayne Crawford; Filmmaker commentary: featuring writer/director Brian Jun and director of photography Ryan Samul; photo gallery; Steel city trailer; trailer gallery.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; language and brief drug use.
UPC:
625828226106

00625828226106
Format :
DVD

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A young man struggles to hold his family together while keeping his own life on track in this independent drama. P.J. Lee (Thomas Guiry) is a teenager growing up in a decaying industrial town in Illinois. Few kids have it easy where P.J.'s from, but he has it harder than most -- his parents split up several years ago, and P.J.'s father, Carl (John Heard), is in jail on vehicular manslaughter charges he's not likely to shake. P.J.'s big brother, Ben (Clayne Crawford), is married and has a life of his own, through his fondness for booze and other women suggests he's following the same sorry path as his dad. P.J.'s mother, Marianne (Laurie Metcalf), is remarried to a police officer, Randall (James McDaniel), and they have little to offer him other than a chance to join the police academy. When P.J. loses his job as a busboy, he finds he can no longer pay the rent on his house, and has a falling out with his girlfriend, Amy (America Ferrera), who works at the same diner. With nowhere else to go, P.J. moves in with his uncle Vic (Raymond J. Barry), but he soon begins to buckle under Vic's "straighten up and fly right" attitude. The first feature film from writer and director Brian Jun, Steel City was enthusiastically received during its premiere screening at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi