The film was initially set to be released by Vestron Pictures and its offshoot label Lightning Pictures, but it was ultimately released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which acquired the film due to Vestron's financial problems and eventual bankruptcy. Megan Turner is a rookie NYPD patrol officer who shoots and kills a robber by emptying her service revolver while he is holding up a neighborhood market. Unnoticed, Hunt takes the gun and slips away. Because the robber's weapon was not found at the scene and the other witnesses are unclear about seeing a handgun, Turner is accused of killing an unarmed man.
Squint a little to see the structure lurking beneath the details, and "Blue Steel" is a sophisticated update of " Halloween ," the movie that first made Jamie Lee Curtis a star. She plays the competent, strong woman who finally has to defend herself, because nobody else can. Her life is endangered by a man who seems unstoppable, unkillable: No matter what happens to him, he picks himself up, pulls himself together and continues his inexorable pursuit. This formula provides the bedrock for "Blue Steel. Curtis plays a New York cop, who graduates from the police academy in the pre-title sequence, and the movie's villain is Ron Silver , a commodities broker who goes off the deep end. As the movie opens, Curtis shoots and kills a stickup man on her first day on the job.
Check out our January TV calendar for more! See the full January TV calendar. On her first day on the job, NYPD officer Megan Turner, the lone officer on the scene, shoots and kills the perpetrator of a supermarket hold-up.