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Cold Steel is a 1987 American thriller film directed by Dorothy Ann Puzo, and starring Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks, and Adam Ant.[1] It was Anthony LaPaglia's film debut.[2]

Cold Steel
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDorothy Ann Puzo
Produced byLisa M. Hansen
Written byLisa M. Hansen
Dorothy Ann Puzo
Moe Quigley
Michael Sonye
Music byDavid A. Jackson
CinematographyThomas F. Denove
Edited byDavid Bartlett
Distributed byCineTel Films
Release date
  • December 11, 1987 (1987-12-11)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States


It begins when detective Johnny Modiner (Davis) gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with the news about his father's death, which is the work of psychopathic junkies who slashed the old man to death while robbing his store. Johnny is determined to find the person responsible and get his revenge, even if it means the end of his police career.

Johnny doesn't know that the murder was actually part of a sinister revenge plot directed against him. Leader of those murderous thugs is his former friend and colleague Isaac (Banks) who blames Johnny for the incident that left him crippled many years ago. But before he gets to Isaac, Johnny must overcome many obstacles, including Kathy (Stone), an attractive but mysterious woman with a hidden agenda.

Home video releaseEdit

After the film's theatrical run, the film was released on videocassette in March 1988 by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video. On December 2, 2002, Columbia TriStar Home Video released the film on DVD. The DVD has now been discontinued and as of May 26, 2010, no plans have been announced by Sony Pictures to re-release the DVD.


  1. ^ Maltin, Leonard (September 2, 2014). Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide. Penguin. ISBN 0698183614. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ Pearlman, Cindy (August 6, 2017). "Anthony LaPaglia coaxed into taking horror role in 'Creation'". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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