David Strathairn Stars As A Lawyer Forced to Defend A Man Who Would Like To Kill Him


March 3, 2017 —  A lawyer is charged with defending a man he knows would gladly kill him — for no reason other than his faith. 

As a court-appointed Defense Attorney, it is Danny Dunkleman’s job to defend anyone whose case he is given. But how is the Jewish humanist lawyer supposed to find compassion for the Nazi-sympathizer Skinhead who admits to a racially-motivated hate crime during which he critically injured an Indian cook by stomping him with his steel-toed boots — and for no other reason than that the man was Indian?

These two men are required to work together, yet their interaction is more of a confrontation than an interview. 

Academy-Award® nominated David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, Heavens Fall, With Friends Like These) plays the infuriated lawyer in Steel Toes who knows his client would like nothing better than to kill him for being Jewish; Andrew W. Walker (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) plays the killer who runs on hate fumes.

“Explosive new drama… a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of hatred in our society.” — The Toronto Star

“An engrossing portrayal by David Strathairn.” — Variety

The explosive, award-winning drama Steel Toes is available on DOD and Blu-Ray or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.
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