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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>
Basic plot - juvenile bad boys from south Florida are taken into the Everglades for training by a Vietnam-era mystic soldier-warrior. Standard struggles ensue - kids resent the soldier, kids don't like each other, conditions are tough. Naturally, they bond and become the titular "Band". Once the kids and the soldier are back in Miami, the film loses direction as they fight gangs, pimps and a nasty drug dealer.
The most interesting thing about this film now is the chance to see a very green Larry Fishburne and Lauren Holly.
The rest of the film is incredibly dated and just doesn't hold up today.
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