Steel Toes

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Steel Toes
Steel Toes FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Mark Adam
David Gow
Produced by Francine Allaire
Written by David Gow
Starring David Strathairn
Andrew Walker
Aaron Grunfeld
Ivan Smith
Ron Lea
Music by Benoît Groulx
Cinematography Mark Adam
Edited by Mark Adam
Susan Shanks
Distributed by Monterey Media
Film Tonic
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English

Steel Toes is a 2006 film directed by David Gow and Mark Adam and starring David Strathairn. It was filmed in Montréal, Quebec, and was produced by Galafilm, the film was based on writer/director David Gow's play Cherry Docs.[1]


Danny Dunkleman (Strathairn) is a Jewish humanist and a lawyer who works for the court system in Canada, 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[citation needed]
  • Best Feature Film, Beverly Hills Film Festival[citation needed]
  • Best New Film, Gottlieb Prize Winner, Jewish Film Festival Detroit[citation needed]
  • Best Screenplay, Method Fest Film Festival, LA[citation needed]
  • Best Actor, Andrew W. Walker, Whistler Film Fest[citation needed]
  • 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).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 

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