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The Hand (1981)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  24 April 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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It lives. It crawls. And suddenly, it kills. See more »

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The name of the famous comic-strip that Jon Lansdale (Michael Caine) wrote and designed was "Mandro", a name similar to the real life one called "Mandrake". The "Mandro" character in the strip is a character somewhat like Prince Valiant and Conan The Barbarian. Oliver Stone later co-wrote Conan the Barbarian (1982). See more »

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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 »

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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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References Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) See more »

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Union City Blue
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Not all THAT bad.
8 October 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Oliver Stone and Michael Caine may well feel a little embarrassed by this tale of a cartoonist haunted by his own severed drawing hand, but despite it's ludicrous premise and rather rubbery effects from Stan Winston, the film isn't all THAT bad.

Michael Caine brings an amiable nonchalance to the E.C. horror comic style proceedings while portraying his character's ever growing bitterness perfectly. While the story provides little in surprises the film does work on more than one level, leaving the viewer wondering if what's going on, is all in mind of Caine's character or that it is indeed actually happening. And for a film like this that makes you think, or more fittingly, makes you stop thinking how all very silly this all is, is no mean feat.


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