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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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Joe
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Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
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Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ...
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Aldo
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Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
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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

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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 USA:

$2,235,720, 13 April 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,865,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,387,430
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cameron Mitchell who played the part of JL was named one of People Magazines Breakthrough Stars of 2001. 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

Waiting For You
Written by Rick Shaffer
Performed by The Reds
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Band Of the Hand
30 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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