Cinema: Cop Vs. Creep

BLUE STEEL

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red

Wit always plays on Jamie Lee Curtis' fine lips. So when, as rookie cop Megan Turner, she is asked why a pretty, peaceable woman would care to be a New York City police officer, Curtis smiles as she replies, "I wanted to shoot people." Since Blue Steel is a weave of police story and lady-in- distress melodrama, she will eventually get that opportunity. Her target will be Eugene Hunt (Ron Silver), a Wall Street commodities trader whose romantic intensity fascinates Megan at first, before she realizes he is...

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