Band of the Hand

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"They're back on the mean streets. But this time, they're the good guys."
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.1  (3,211)
  • 34

In 1986, director Paul Michael Glaser's action-packed, gritty drama, "Band of the Hand," was released. The film, which starred Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, and Lauren Holly, follows five juvenile delinquents who are sentenced to a Miami jail. They are offered a chance to avoid further incarceration by participating in a rehabilitation program that involves living in the Florida Everglades, where they must work together to build a new Miami.

The five teenagers come from different backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they have run afoul of the law. Joe (Carmine) is the group's leader, a smooth-talking con artist who isn't afraid to break the rules. Carlos (Danny Quinn), on the other hand, is a former gang member who is angry at the world. Tony (Leon Robinson) is a privileged suburban kid who has never had to work for anything. Ruben (Al Shannon) is a quiet, introspective young man who carries a lot of emotional baggage. And finally, J.L. (Lang) is a Vietnam veteran who is haunted by his experiences in the war.

The program is run by an ex-soldier named Nathan (James Remar), who believes that the best way to rehabilitate these kids is to teach them discipline and respect for others. He sends them into the Everglades with a few basic supplies and tells them to build a new Miami from scratch. They must learn to survive in the wilderness, build shelter, and find food and water.

At first, the teenagers are disillusioned with the program and are more interested in finding ways to escape. But as they begin to work together, they realize that they have a lot in common and that they can help each other. They become a close-knit group and start to earn each other's trust.

However, their peaceful existence in the Everglades is disrupted when they cross paths with a ruthless drug lord named Cream (John Cameron Mitchell). Cream has his sights set on the land where the teenagers are building their new Miami, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. The Band of the Hand must fight back against Cream and his gang of thugs if they hope to survive.

"Band of the Hand" is a classic '80s action film that features intense fight scenes, strong performances, and a powerful message about the importance of teamwork and self-discipline. The film's soundtrack, which features music by Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and Prince, is also a highlight.

Overall, "Band of the Hand" is a gritty, realistic film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It's a must-watch for fans of '80s action and adventure.

Band of the Hand is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 34.

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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 49 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (3,211)
  • Metascore
    34