Blue Steel is a 1990 action thriller film, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver and Clancy Brown.
Megan Turner (Curtis) is a rookie New York City policewoman who shoots and kills a suspect (Tom Sizemore) with her police-issue .38 Special Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver while he's holding up a neighborhood market. The suspect's .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver lands on the floor of the market in the shopping area as the suspect is blown backward through the front window. As she continues to the checkout area she nearly steps on the suspect's gun directly in front of Eugene Hunt (Silver), a commodities trader, who is a closet psychopath. He takes the gun and slips away, committing several bloody and brutal murders over the next few days using the gun. Because the robber's weapon was not found at the scene, Turner is accused of killing an unarmed suspect. While Turner attempts to clear her name, Eugene first shares a cab and begins to romance the suspended Turner in a twisted love fetish. The story follows Turner as she fights to keep her badge and solve the murders with the help of Detective Nick Mann (Clancy Brown), while trying to figure out her relationship with Eugene Hunt.