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Hands of Steel (1986)
"Vendetta dal futuro" (original title)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  August 1986 (USA)
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A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.

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Complete credited cast:
Daniel Greene ...
Paco Queruak
Janet Agren ...
Linda
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Peter Howell
George Eastman ...
Raul Morales
Roberto Bisacco ...
Cooper (as Robert Ben)
Pat Monti
Andrea Coppola ...
Eddie (as Andrew Louis Coppola)
Donald O'Brien ...
Professor Olster
Frank Walden
Darwyn Swalve ...
Anatola Blanco
Amy Werba ...
Dr. Peckinpah
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Francis Turner
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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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Action | Sci-Fi

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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. See more »

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cheap 80's sci-fi
4 March 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Paco is an assassin cyborg, who after a failed assassination escapes and starts to regain his humanity in the tender, loving care of motel keeper Linda. All this happens while the bad guys try to find their broken toy in order to get rid of the evidence before the FBI gets on their track.

If anything is evident from Hands of Steel, it's the evident lack of budget. It's one of those cheap 80's movies, that are filled with clunky special effects, odd music and strange plot pieces which in the case of this movie revolve around arm wrestling.

Hands of Steel is what it is: a cheap, clichéd sci-fi yarn with moments of unintentional hilarity from severally overacted scenes of oozing testosterone and badassery.

Surprisingly enough the movie is not totally unwatchable. It has some nice scenes in it and the camp value is high, but it does require a certain state of mind.


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