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BRAD DAVIS & SHARON STONE IN COLD STEEL

1987 rating: ***1/2
Sometimes those unknown flicks that seem straight-to-video or befitting a light night cable channel can be very entertaining.

Billed purely as a Sharon Stone vehicle since her career escalated in the nineties after her BASIC INSTINCT breakthrough, COLD STEEL is driven by Brad Davis as a cop whose friends and family are murdered around him.

On the peripheral is Iceman, a villain living up to his name and the film's title. Much like any thug played by cinema-heavy Jonathan Banks, he's formidable, frightening and with a robotic voice-box in his throat, each pre-kill threat has a creepy and sinister vibe. As Davis and his comic-relief partner venture from one near-death situation to the next, the suspense builds nicely.

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One car chase in particular, starting on the streets and winding up in the middle of a stock car race, is just as good as any big venue mainstream action flick. And who’s he chasing?

None other than 80's music staple Adam Ant as Iceman’s hyperactive limey partner – providing a terrific balance of overboard zany and lethal menace.

"I feel bigger with a trigger," Ant's Mick says at one point. And last but not least our DVD cover girl Sharon Stone, whose gorgeous blond ingenue enters our hero’s life so breezily you’ll know there's something  under her sleeve. Okay fine, so it’s not THE FRENCH CONNECTION, but for an unknown underdog cop thriller, this has bite.
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