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Band of the Hand (1986)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  11 April 1986 (USA)
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In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they ... See full summary »

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Joe
Michael Carmine ...
Ruben
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Nikki
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J.L.
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Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
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Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ...
Dorcey
Danton Stone ...
Aldo
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Tito
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Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
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Nestor
Tony Bolano ...
Felix
Frank Gilbert ...
Antoine
Erla Julmiste ...
Celeste
Deborah King ...
Yvette
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In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they move back to Miami. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of their house, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict leads to armed fights. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They're back on the mean streets. But this time, they're the good guys.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Band of the Hand  »

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Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,865,912 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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It was released in theaters only after it failed as a pilot for a network TV series. See more »

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References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Band of the Hand
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan with "The Heartbreakers": Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein,
Stan Lynch, Benmont Tench
Produced by Tom Petty
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Perfect cheezy 80's flick.
26 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you had to see when it first came out. It also helps I think if you were the same age as the kids in the movie. The locations were magnificent. And some of the performances were not too shabby either I might add. This was an atypical 80's movie, set in Florida (do you think that a Miami Vice relation was intentional?). When I was a kid I loved this movie, and upon watching it again recently, I didn't even remember how cheesy it was. I just remembered these 5 deadbeat kids, forced to work as a group to survive, and everyone thinking that it would never work. Even now that I've seen it and know how cheesy it is, I still just remember it the way I used too.


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