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>
Nestor (James Remar)'s extravagant lifestyle is supported by the underbelly of Miami Beach life. Executive producer 'Michael Mann' said,: "The cocaine dealers are anything but small-time but our heroes, the kids, and their life is what 'Band of the Hand' is about . . . their life on the skids. It's flamboyant and full of color but it's not $4-million estates on islands in the Bay. That's not their life, The milieu of 'Band of the Hand' is a sub-strata of the street life, what's happening underneath the rock, below the pavement". See more »
Nikki fires two rapid-fire shots from a pump shotgun without reloading. See more »
When I was a kid, I used to watch BAND OF THE HAND all the time because it always came on HBO. I know it's a cheesie movie, but there's something about it that makes it cool. Is it the fact that Bob Dylan sings the theme song? Is it future star Laurence Fishburne in an embarrassing pre-fame role as a drug lord? Or is it the cool shootout's on the playground and the drug factory? Whatever the case, it's a neat nostalgic piece from the Reagan-era anti-drug Zeitgeist, and it just equals cool.
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