A comic book artist loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Marc Brandel (novel), Oliver Stone (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Jonathan Lansdale
Andrea Marcovicci ... Anne Lansdale
Annie McEnroe ... Stella Roche
Bruce McGill ... Brian Ferguson
Viveca Lindfors ... Doctress
Rosemary Murphy ... Karen Wagner
Mara Hobel Mara Hobel ... Lizzie Lansdale
Pat Corley ... Sheriff
Nicholas Hormann ... Bill Richamn
Edward Marshall Edward Marshall ... Doctor (as Ed Marshall)
Charles Fleischer ... David Maddow
John Stinson John Stinson ... Therapist
Richard Altman Richard Altman ... Hammond
Sparky Watt ... Sergeant
Tracey Walter ... Cop
Edit

Storyline

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It has no brain, but it can think. It has no soul, but it can live forever. It strikes without warning. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sequence in the garage, with Sir Michael Caine fighting the hand, was shot over the course of three days. See more »

Goofs

The Christmas carol "Deck The Halls" is heard on the soundtrack but the skipping record shown on the turntable is 'Fight Dirty' by the British pop band Charlie. See more »

Quotes

Stella: I'm kind of old-fashioned. I like to make it in bed, okay?
See more »


Soundtracks

Union City Blue
Performed by Blondie
See more »

User Reviews

 
Still haunted.
17 September 2018 | by scrawlistSee all my reviews

Saw it when I was twenty, but the creepiness scared me as if I was five. This is no masterpiece, but the images have haunted me for decades. Worth a watch.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 60 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hand See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$566,736, 26 April 1981

Gross USA:

$2,447,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,447,576
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed