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Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him. Written by Rob Hartill

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Nothing Will Prepare You For THE HAND. See more »

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24 April 1981 (USA)  »

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CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Oliver Stone: As a bum. See more »

Goofs

The Christmas carol "Deck The Halls" is heard on the soundtrack but the skipping record shown on the turntable is 'Fight Dirty' by the British pop band Charlie. See more »

Quotes

Anne Lansdale: You mean you actually opened my mail and read this letter?
Jonathan Lansdale: Oh yes, my dearest darling spirit! Sounds like a pile of shit if you ask me.
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Connections

Referenced in Confessions of a Hollywood Stuntman (2014) See more »

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Union City Blue
Performed by Blondie
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A great blast to watch in this millennium
5 August 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Not a lot of people feel this, but the way films are made have changed since the beginning of the millennium. From blocking, cinematography, film stock, writing, pacing, everything is different. So it's really refreshing to watch michael caine do his thing in this oliver stone horrorfest. What might have been over the top campy shtick in the 80s becomes infinitely watchable.

I agree about the similarities to the shining but doesn't quite match up. The comments about the burning car i don't agree with. It's inserted to show michael caine getting unhinged the more he suspects he's got a pet killer hand out there.

A great movie to check out. Really fun.


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