Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an imaginative scrap metal worker (Richard Roundtree), Irons becomes Steel. Wearing body armor, wielding a fearsome electrohammer and riding a gadget-packed motorcycle, he's ready to wage war...if he can fix the untimely glitches in his untested gear. "You all be cool now," the good-guy hero tells two crime victims he rescues. There'll be a lot of thrillin' before Steel himself can start chillin.'

  1. Kenneth Johnson

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal

    John Henry Irons / Steel

  2. Annabeth Gish

    Annabeth Gish


  3. Richard Roundtree

    Richard Roundtree

    Onkel Joe

  4. Judd Nelson

    Judd Nelson

    Judd Nelson

  5. Irma P. Hall

    Irma P. Hall

    Grandma Odessa

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 15, 1997


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $16,000,000.00

Revenue $1,686,429.00

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