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Hands of Steel (1986)

Vendetta dal futuro (original title)
A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

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(as Martin Dolman)

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(story) (as Martin Dolman), (screenplay) (as Elizabeth Parker Jr.) | 4 more credits »
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Paco Queruak
Janet Agren ...
Linda
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Peter Howell
George Eastman ...
Raul Morales
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Cooper (as Robert Ben)
Pat Monti
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Frank Walden
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Sinister industrialist Francis Turner, played by John Saxon, creates a cyborg known as Paco Queruak (Daniel Greene) who has been programmed to terminate the leader of an ecological faction that stands in the way of the dystopian country in which the story is set. After failing in his mission to eliminate the ecologist, Paco flees to Arizona where he must face his opponents; and ultimately choose between his humanity and robotic natures. Written by Zach R.

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30% human, 70% robot, 100% lethal. [Scandinavian DVD cover] See more »

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29 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Hands of Steel  »

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John Saxon, strictly adhering to Screen Actors Guild rules, refused to act in any scenes shot in America (all his scenes were shot in Italy) as this was not a union film. He credits SAG with saving his life as otherwise he would have likely been on the helicopter that crashed claiming the life of his co-star Claudio Cassinelli and has not violated any SAG guidelines since. Two different but identically painted Bell helicopters were used for filming; the aircraft seen in close-up shots with Mr. Saxon has Italian registration, whereas the one seen flying - the helicopter involved in the fatal crash - has American registration. See more »

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Turner's helicopter in the long shots is a Bell Jet Ranger but in close ups, it is an Agusta A109 variant. See more »

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Road Warrior on steroids
4 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow what a movie,, at first I thought it was like a prequel of sorts to the Road Warrior or something like that,, so many similarities I thought that it was uncanny, like for instance the boneyard of junk cars and such, and the baron wasteland. No major actors or actresses in here that I noticed but that didn't matter because the plot and the action carried the movie 100 percent of the time, I was not disappointed in anything at all really,, all of the fight sequences were choreographed brilliantly, and the female lead was nice to look at. a man/cyborg 70/30 mix , is on the run after being programmed to kill a top scientist, great action, arm wrestling, chases and the like , great movie I was totally surprised at how great this movie was and will watch again very soon.


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