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The Glove (1979)

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A bounty hunter is offered $20,000 - off the record - for the capture of a very large man who dons body armor and steel-plated gauntlets for his regular beatings of some unfortunate individuals.

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Sam Kellog
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Victor Hale (as Rosey Grier)
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Sheila Michaels
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Mrs. Fitzgerald
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Walter Stratton
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Tiny
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Bill Schwartz
Howard Honig ...
Lt. Kruger
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Harry Iverson
Frances E. Williams ...
Grandma Hale
Misty Bruce ...
Lisa
Shane Mooney ...
Rachman
Jeanne Lucas ...
Miss Wright
Sally Kemp ...
Lola Morgan
Candy Bowen ...
Prostitute
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Sam Kellog is a modern-day bounty hunter in Los Angeles who decides to track down Victor Hale, a vicious, heavy-set ex-convict with a $20,000 bounty on his head, who is killing former prison guards with a leather-laced steel glove in revenge for them beating him with the same instrument while he was imprisoned. Written by matt-282

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Wanted: Dead NOT Alive

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10 March 1989 (Portugal)  »

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Blood Mad  »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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The Game of Love
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Sid Wayne
Sung by Dodie Stevens (as Geri Stevens)
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Kind of tame, but worth a look
25 December 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

I saw this awhile ago, but I thought of it again after watching the film "Death Walks at Midnight" which also features a giant metal glove used as the murder weapon. The titular glove in this one, however, is not spiked and is used entirely on male victims who really deserve it, and is wielded by ex-football player turned preacher Rosy Grier. Grier plays an innocent man sent to prison, who takes revenge on the men who sent him there using a stolen "high-tech weapon" (the glove). John Saxon, playing a cop for the thousandth time in his career, is the man who tries to stop him and recover the glove. Both characters are pretty sympathetic and as I recall the films ends happily. That's probably one of the reasons it wasn't very successful and remains pretty obscure today. It lacks any real exploitative elements--the violence is pretty tame and there's no sex or nudity. Even the blaxploitation elements aren't too strong here. But if you're not expecting too much, it's worth a look.


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