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Steel and Lace (1991)

A rape victim returns from the dead to seek vengeance on her rapists in this gory horror film.

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Ernest Farino (as Ernest D. Farino)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Wren ... Gaily Morton
Bruce Davison ... Albert Morton
Stacy Haiduk ... Alison
David Naughton ... Dunn
Michael Cerveris ... Daniel Emerson
Scott Burkholder ... Tobby
Paul Lieber ... Oscar
Brian Backer ... Norman
John J. York ... Craig
Nick Tate ... Duncan
David L. Lander ... Schumann
John DeMita ... Agent Spoon
Brenda Swanson Brenda Swanson ... Miss Fairweather
J. Cynthia Brooks ... Girl in T-Bird (as Cindy Brooks)
Hank Garrett ... Capt. Grover
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Storyline

Daniel Emerson is acquited of the rape of classical pianist Gaily Morton, and part of the blame for the acquittal lies with the testimony of Daniel's friends Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig, who all helped Daniel rape Gaily. Still devastated by the rape and unable to deal with the acquittal, Gaily commits suicide by jumping off of the top of the court building as soon as the trial ends, much to the horror of her brother Albert, who is a scientist. Five years later, Daniel has made Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig partners in his business, which forces homeowners and their homes out of the way to make way for bigger developments. By this time, after five years of working with Gaily's body, Albert has turned Gaily into a cyborg that is programmed to get bloody revenge on Daniel, Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Steel and lace... a deadly combination. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bosszúálló gép See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Cinema Home Video See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[told his best friend is dead]
Daniel Emerson: So is Elvis - what do you want me to do about it?
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Connections

Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Castle Freak (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Let Go
Composed by Vaughn Verdi
Performed by Margaret Wait
Published by Mighty Mite
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It's a keeper ......
1 February 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Out of the all too numerous and all too familiar rape revenge films, "Steel and Lace" emerges as different and clever. This is no "Ms 45", but is definitely better than a lot of lesser exploitation movies. The acting is pretty good, with David Naughton and Bruce Davison best. The story is more than just blood letting, with the rape victim brought back as a cyborg and methodically terminating her tormentors. Her kill methods are somewhat creative, my favorite being decapitation by helicopter blade. Even though this was never intended as anything more than splatter, it has some welcome dark humor in the mix. "Steel and Lace" is a keeper. - MERK


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