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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>
What appealed to executive producer Michael Mann were "the surprises". Mann said, "And the strangeness of it. Here you have five basically criminal sub-culture juveniles coming together and healing themselves. What was interesting to me is how they respond when they're thrown into a really hostile environment, first the Everglades, then inner-city Miami, where the conflict is so pronounced. They have to learn to survive by ultimately finding some kind of bond with each other . . . or die". Director Paul Michael Glaser added, "[The picture] vibrates with the energy of these ghetto kids fighting with the elements. Ultimately, we have the synthesizing of the city in the jungle, the jungle in the city". See more »
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When I first viewed Band of the Hand in the 80's it had a profound impact on me. At first I thought that the treatment of the youth was too much. But the movie showed the positive impact of uniting to overcome societal ills and personal weaknesses. This movie is a good model to use in similar communities with similar situations. Although things may not seem the way they do in the movie, people who have experienced personal challenges may agree that Band of the Hand showed how certain strategies can have successful results. Band of the Hand can be summed up as: Unity is the key to success. I am planning to rent the movie again to compare it to today's problems in effort to find possible solutions.
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