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|Produced by||Francine Allaire|
|Written by||David Gow|
|Music by||Benoît Groulx|
|Release date(s)||2006 / 2007|
|Running time||90 min.|
|Country||Canada, United States|
Steel Toes is a 2006 film directed by David Gow and Mark Adam, and starring Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn. It was filmed in Montréal, Canada, and was produced by Galafilm. The movie was based on writer/director David Gow's play Cherry Docs .
David Dunkleman (Strathairn) is a Jewish liberal humanist and a lawyer who works for the court system. He is assigned to defend Mike Downey (Andrew Walker), a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who is accused of a brutal, racially motivated murder. Behind prison walls, the two have a clash of ideologies as Dunkleman attempts to put his professional beliefs before his personal beliefs, and his client clings to his hateful beliefs.
- Dworkin Prize Winner for the Promotion of Tolerance
- Best Feature Film, Beverly Hills Film Festival
- Best New Film, Gottlieb Prize Winner, Jewish Film Festival Detroit
- Best Screenplay, Method Fest Film Festival, LA
- Best Actor, Andrew W. Walker, Whistler Film Fest
- Best Feature (non studio affiliated) Cine Golen Eagle Award, 2007
- Achievement in Independent Cinema, Houston World Fest
- Official Selection: USA Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, World Houston Film Festival, Tiburon International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival (incomplete list).