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Heart of Steel (1983)

A steel factory that employs most of the town shuts down, leaving a man desperate to keep his family and friends together while alcohol consumes him in this depressing drama.

Director:

Donald Wrye

Writer:

Gary DeVore
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Strauss ... Emory
Pamela Reed ... Valerie
John Doucette ... Clifford
Barry Primus ... Amendola
John Goodman ... Raymond Bohupinsky
Robert Swan ... Dutton
Gary Cole ... Lee
Bruce A. Young ... Louie (as Bruce Young)
Frank Howard ... Mickey
Justin Ernsberger Justin Ernsberger ... Brian
Les Podewell Les Podewell ... Eddie
Ron Dean ... Lathrop
Don Brockett ... Bill
Patricia Hicok Patricia Hicok ... Lois
Ken Jenkins ... Priest
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Storyline

A steel factory that employs most of the town shuts down, leaving a man desperate to keep his family and friends together while alcohol consumes him in this depressing drama.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuore d'acciaio See more »

Filming Locations:

Follansbee, West Virginia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Beowulf Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Many locals from Stuebenville, Coshocton and Mingo Junction, who were suffering unemployment from recently closed steel mills, were recruited to play extras. See more »

Connections

Referenced in MacGyver: Hearts of Steel (1990) See more »

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Hard Times
21 January 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A brutally depressing script, some fine low-key performances by Peter Strauss and Pamela Reed and some good location shooting in Ohio power this fine TV movie about hard times in the rustbelt. As the mills close and the union jobs disappear, the blue-collar workers are threatened by everyone: management, owners, their wives and children. Strauss is completely believable in his role, and Pamela Reed is, as always, wonderful. See if you can recognize John Goodman before he put on weight.

The heavy metal score -- was someone making a pun? -- is, at times, obtrusively annoying, but the cinematography by Frank Stanley is knockout, particularly the mill scenes.


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