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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 by) (as Martin Dolman), (screenplay) (as Elisabeth Parker Jr.) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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Paco Queruak
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Linda
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Peter Howell
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Raul Morales
Roberto Bisacco ...
Cooper (as Robert Ben)
Pat Monti
Andrea Coppola ...
Eddie (as Andrew Louis Coppola)
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Professor Olster
Frank Walden
Darwyn Swalve ...
Anatola Blanco
Amy Werba ...
Dr. Peckinpah
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Francis Turner
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Storyline

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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The year 1997: the guardian of the future is much more than a human being... [Scandinavian DVD cover] See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Hands of Steel  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Terminator (1984) was Sergio Martino's influence behind the film. See more »

Goofs

The car that Paco Queruak drives from the city to the junkyard in Arizona is a third-generation (1982 or later model) Chevrolet Camaro. However, when Hunt and Peter Howell set the car ablaze the junkyard, it has changed to a second-generation (1970-1981) Camaro, as evidenced by the more curvaceous rear end styling. See more »

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Low-budget, futuro Eurotrash of the best kind.
14 April 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Martino's cyborg movie is definitely one of the better exploitation flicks of it's kind. Daniel Greene makes a good beefcake hero roaming the well-photographed wasteland wasting the sleazy corporate villains. The dire dialog and rather slow pacing tend to work with this Italian B-movie shlocker rather well.


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