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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

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R | See all certifications »
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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 utan nåd  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,865,912 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The destruction of the cocaine processing factory by the Band required three contingents of firemen, hundreds of extras, eight Doberman pinschers, and their assorted trainers, dozens of stunt men, and the invention and precision of a team of special effects personnel, so that the Band became the heroes that executive producer Michael Mann so specifically describes. It is the catharsis for the Band, their coming of age, and their entry into responsibility. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Joe: You ready for Miami?
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Connections

Edited into Bob Dylan: Band of the Hand (1986) 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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Ultimate fantasy for 15-year-olds in the 80s.
14 January 2004 | by (the land of (L)iberal (A)ssclowns) – See all my reviews

The people who rag on BAND were probably the same who bought Don Johnson sport coats in the 80s and are now ashamed. You trendy-then now-pretentious fools, it's not supposed to be freakin' Shakespeare! BAND is a stylish 80s flick with plenty of heart, action and coolness. It's the ultimate fantasy for 15-year-olds. Five troubled 'yoots' are sent to an experimental last-chance program in the Everglades run by Joe, a mysterious Miccosukee Indian/Nam Era elite commando. (See? Already off to a good start)! Joes lays it down: learn to live in this wilderness or die. The 2nd half of the movie (and 'program') takes place in a Miami ghetto run by local drug lord LARRY Fishburne, replete with cute lil' lines buzzed in the sides of his high-top fade. (There's also an underaged Lauren Holly to consider, long before that drooling idiot Carey came and went).

War ensues in the hood as Joe trains the yoots to fight. Purists and prudes can shove it...when Dorcey's machine gun lights up the street from the roof of the feel-good 80s pastel renovated crackhouse it's a spinal moment. The characters don't have to be 'deep' cause they're all the way likable and automatic gold star for the guest appearance of a vulcan cannon (aka "that's a goddam minigun!") If you don't dig this flick, YOU'RE OUT OF MIAMI!


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