Though barely released in theaters, IRON MAZE's intricate plotting and fine, subtle ensemble performances make it a true video find.
The film's RASHOMON-style reconstruction of a possible crime from four different points of view makes for absorbing mystery after Junichi Sugita (Hiroaki Murakami), the son of a Japanese financier, is found beaten unconscious in a rundown US steel mill just purchased by his father. The likeliest
suspect, Barry (Jeff Fahey), an angry steelworker put out of work by the plant's shutdown, surrenders immediately to Jack Ruhle (J.T. Walsh), police chief of Corinth, Pennsylvania, a depressed industrial suburb of Pittsburgh where the actio...