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Iron Maze (1991)

In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »

Director:

Hiroaki Yoshida

Writers:

Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (story "In a Grove"), Hiroaki Yoshida (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Fahey ... Barry Mikowski
Bridget Fonda ... Chris Sugita
Hiroaki Murakami Hiroaki Murakami ... Sugita
J.T. Walsh ... Jack Ruhle
John Randolph ... Mayor Peluso
Peter Allas ... Eddie
Gabriel Damon ... Mikey
Carmen Filpi ... Charlie
Francis John Thornton Francis John Thornton ... Womack
Jeffrey Stephan ... Councilman (as Jeffrey J. Stephen)
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Dr. Rathman
Goh Misawa Goh Misawa ... Tanazaki
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Louis
Lenora Nemetz Lenora Nemetz ... Margie
Steve Aronson Steve Aronson ... Jo Jo
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Storyline

In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. Chief Ruhle interrogates him and Sugito's young wife and business partners, but it takes a while, until he gets through the maze of apparently contradictory statements. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Passion. Betrayal. Murder. Three different stories. Three different lies.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acéllabirintus See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Boom mic in plain sight during the hotel reception scene and the scene with Chris Sugita and Jack Ruhle at the hospital. See more »

Connections

Version of The Outrage (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

HOTEL HARP MUSIC
Composed and Performed by Dane A. Davis
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A muddled, self-indulgent film
7 August 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Iron Maze" has an intriguing script: the story of an attempted murder is unraveled through a series of conflicting flashbacks. Sadly, this script has been poorly directed, poorly photographed and poorly acted. The result is a muddled, unpleasant and self-indulgent film. Jeff Fahey is typically obnoxious, while Bridget Fonda looks pretty and enigmatic, but she doesn't really have to act to achieve those qualities; her actual performance is closer to a zombie than a living human being. And J.T. Walsh plays (surprise!) an officer of the law. The movie also has xenophobic political implications ("those evil Japanese!"), which it tries to reverse in the final scene. (*1/2)


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