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Band of the Hand (1986)

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

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Cast

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Joe
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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
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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 utan nåd  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,235,720 (USA) (13 April 1986)

Gross:

$4,865,912 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A little further up Miami Beach was the site of the interior of the halfway house, a building regally named "The Elizabeth Apartments". Inside this nearly totally gutted shell, the individual rooms for the Band and Joe were created, each room a reflection of their specific personalities. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ruben: Yo, man-where's the facility?
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Connections

Featured in The Seventh Sign (1988) 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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Classic movie for Miami Vice themed fans
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie in a video store shelf when I was 14. At the time, this movie was phenomenal. This movie gives you a very nostalgic feel of what the 1980's would be like in Miami. I am a very big 80's buff so this was a definite for my collection. I am very pleased to see they released it on DVD. What really makes this movie neat is that at the time, almost all of the actors were unknown, with the exception of James Remar. This movie is based upon the many programs that were employed to straighten up troubled minors and make them realize the value of life. Unfortunately, many of those programs were cut because of mismanagement, lack of funding, or were bogus boot camps run by abusive individuals. I do believe with the right people, a program like this can work, and that is what this movie portrays. Although this plot is fictional, it still leaves you with that feeling of "Wouldn't it be great if this actually worked". This movie was one of the first '80's films I can recall to touch racism, drug trafficking, assault weapons, gang warfare, and the effect it had on the youth at the time and put a positive spin on the outcome. One more thing, Bob Dylan and the Heartbreaker's (from Tom Petty) recorded a song for this movie specifically that cannot be found anywhere else. It is called "Hell Time" and it is pretty awesome. The rest of the soundtrack could use some work as they did not include Mr. Mister or Prince. If you enjoyed the Miami Vice series or if your a big action packed '80's buff, I highly recommend this movie whether you rent it once or add it to your collection as I did.


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