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Band of the Hand (1986)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Carmine ...
Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ...
Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
Tony Bolano ...
Frank Gilbert ...
Erla Julmiste ...
Deborah King ...


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.


Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 utan nåd  »

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$8,700,000 (estimated)


$4,865,912 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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For those scenes which represented close to half the shooting schedule of the movie, locations in South Miami Beach were chosen. See more »


Nikki fires two rapid-fire shots from a pump shotgun without reloading. See more »


Ruben: Yo, man-where's the facility?
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Broken Wings
Written by John Lang and Richard Page
Performed by Mr. Mister
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Reformed juvenile delinquents wage a war on drugs. Funny as hell.
23 July 2005 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Good story, good acting, good music. Oh, and it's freakin' hilarious. I first saw this movie as a kid with friends and we loved it for the hilarious lines and characters. Now as i watch it at age 24 i still love it. Its one of those movies that has so much unintentional comedy that its such a pleasure to watch.

And the cast isn't to shabby either. You can even find Lawrence Fishburn, credited as Larry Fishburn, playing a coke peddling pimp. I highly recommend this film.

And if for nothing else, watch this movie to see Lauren Holly attempt to pronounce "brujeria."

"I keep askin', where's the facility?" - Ruben Pacheco

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