Steel Toes

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Rage and intolerance collide with compassion. Academy-Award¨ nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike Downey (Andrew Walker), a Neo-Nazi Skinhead on trial for the racially motivated murder of an East Indian immigrant. Steel Toes takes us into the intense and fiery relationship that develops between these two men as they explore their emotional and intellectual differences. Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society. 


"WOW ... powerful movie making at its best... one of the best I have seen in some time... an extraordinary film."

"Powerful and insightful. Steel Toes is remarkable."
- Ashland Daily Tidings/ashland independent film festival

"Explosive new drama& a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of hatred in our society."
- The Toronto Star

"Strathairn, with his expressive eyes and tremulous voice, is good at suggesting confidence tinged with doubt, and he's well matched by Walker, who brings menace and danger to his role as the defendant."
- Toronto's Now Magazine Glenn Sumi

"Powerful stuff. Steel Toes features riveting performances from Andrew Walker and David Strathairn. Strathairn is positively magnetic."
- VC Reporter: Method Fest

"An engrossing portrayal by David Strathairn."
- Variety

cast crew

Written By: David Gow

Starring: David Strathairn, Andrew Walker

Directed By: David Gow and Mark Adam

Produced By: Francine Allaire and David Gow


"Steel Toes"