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Band of the Hand (1986)

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

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Cast

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... Joe
... Ruben
... Nikki
... J.L.
... Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
... Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ... Dorcey
... Aldo
... Tito
... Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
... Nestor
Tony Bolano ... Felix
Frank Gilbert ... Antoine
Erla Julmiste ... Celeste
Deborah King ... Yvette
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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 utan nåd  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,235,720, 13 April 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,865,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,387,430
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Ferrero, memorably appearing here uncredited as the hardware clerk with a profound knowledge of gopher extermination methods, is one of Micheal Mann's signature collaborators having appeared in Heat (1995), Crime Story (1986) and 23 episodes of Miami Vice (1984) 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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Featured in The Seventh Sign (1988) See more »

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Mission
Written by Rick Shaffer
Performed by The Reds
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John Cameron Mitchell.
23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is such a wonderfully dorky, cheesy movie. I have always liked it, and I've watched it many times. I love the clothes, the soundtrack, the hairstyles, everything. The story is pure crap, but I enjoy it nonetheless. Perhaps the best part of all is the actors who've achieved so much since then: a pre-Matrix Laurence Fishburne, a pre-Jim Carrey Lauren Holly, and best of all, a pre-Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell! Who could have imagined that cute little silent Crazy would grow into the singing, song writing victim of a botched sex-change operation? Not I. It just makes Band of the Hand more fun. And was there ever a cooler Indian than Joe? I think not. My siblings and I giggle like mad whenever he appears on screen.


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