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The Hand (1981)

A comic book artist loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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Ed Marshall ...
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John Stinson ...
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Richard Altman ...
Hammond
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Storyline

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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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24 April 1981 (USA)  »

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La mano  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$566,736, 26 April 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,447,576
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1.85 : 1
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One of six film music scores composed by James Horner from films first released in 1981. Two of the others from 1981 were also for horror movies, they being Wolfen (1981) and Deadly Blessing (1981). 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

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

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Union City Blue
Performed by Blondie
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Brilliant & terrific

This is one of the most terrific movie of M Caïne. The music & noises are excellent. The cast is perfect, secondary actors and rednecks are really ugly. The story is a variation on the theme of the lizard tail. See this movie if you find it !


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