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Band of the Hand (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe
Michael Carmine ...
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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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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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

When Michael Mann, executive producer of Miami Vice (1984) was first presented with the concept for Band of the Hand (1986), Mann found it so exciting that he instantly agreed to become its executive producer, and without even having seen a first draft of a script. Within three months of his initial meeting with Tri-Star Pictures, Mann had worked so successfully with screenwriters and first-time collaborators Leo Garen and Jack Baran, that Band of the Hand (1986) was ready to roll in Miami Beach, Florida. Principal photography actually began on 30th September 1985, only around just four months after Mann's first meeting with the studio executives. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Joe: One sharp knife can feed you, clothe you, keep you warm and dry.
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Referenced in Chasing Amy (1997) See more »

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Carry Me Back Home
Written and Performed by Andy Summers
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Every Generation Has a Guilty Pleasure
16 March 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

For my brother, "Billy Jack" was the film that was low budget, cheezy and darn good when it came to telling a story you really WANTED to hear. For me, it was "Band of the Hand."

Though I was in the ultimate conservative environment (1st school after Marine Boot Camp), I couldn't help but love the melding of "the establishment" and a bunch of kids who were definitely from the "wrong side of the tracks." Most important, it let someone show some teens that they could make a difference, even if the method might have been a bit much.

One more thing: Lauran Holly may have been "eye candy" for the movie but she DID have a powerful albeit limited role, and that impression has positively affected my opinion of her in later roles. James Remar (you ladies know him from Sex and the City) did a good psycho role as well.


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