Steele Justice

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Steele Justice
Steele Justice.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byRobert Boris
Produced byThomas Coleman
Michael Rosenblatt
John Strong
Written byRobert Boris
StarringMartin Kove
Sela Ward
Bernie Casey
Music byMisha Segal
CinematographyJohn M. Stephens
Edited bySteven Rosenblum
John A. O'Connor
Distributed byAtlantic Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • May 8, 1987 (1987-05-08)
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,327,740 (US)

Steele Justice is a 1987 film written and directed by Robert Boris and starring Martin Kove, Sela Ward, and Bernie Casey.


"When the police needed someone to stop the Vietnamese Mafia, there was only one choice..."

"You don't recruit John Steele. You unleash him."

"The only law is the Black Tiger's. The only justice is John Steele's."


John Steele is a Vietnam Vet who's had trouble adjusting to life after the war. He hasn't been able to hold on to a job which includes being a cop. When his best friend, Lee who also served with him in Vietnam, and who also became a cop was killed by some drug dealers he was investigating. Steele was able to save his daughter and saw one of the shooters. He later sees him and learns that he is the son of General Kwan, another person he served with in Vietnam who was running his own deals on the side, and who tried to kill Steele and Lee but Steele not only survived but thwarted his last plan. Steele suspects Kwan is involved with Lee's death but unfortunately Kwan's a respected member of the community. And Steele's former boss Bennett is not in a rush to find the killers cause investigation reveals that Lee may have been dirty which Steele knows is not true. Steele sets out to prove Lee's innocence and to get Kwan.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Martin Kove John Steele
Sela Ward Tracy
Ronny Cox Bennett
Bernie Casey Reese
Joseph Campanella Harry
Jan Gan Boyd Cami
Shannon Tweed Angela
Kevin Gage Army Sergeant
Sarah Douglas Kay
Soon-Tek Oh Gen. Bon Soong Kwan
Irene Tsu Xua Chan

Critical reception[edit]

Janet Maslin of The New York Times had disdain for the film:


  1. ^ "Original ''New York Times'' review". Retrieved October 5, 2010.

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