Watch Hands Of Steel
- 1 hr 29 min
Hands of Steel is a classic 1986 sci-fi action movie. It is set in the future and is centred on cyborgs and a robotic arm that has the power to crush cars and smash buildings. The film begins with Paco Queruak (played by Daniel Greene) discovering that his employer, an evil corporation called the Turner Foundation, intends to destroy the American countryside with a deadly new weapon. He comes to realise that he must stop them from carrying out these devastating plans.
Paco is a former soldier turned professional boxer, who is now a cyborg, and this comes in handy as he battles both the Turner Foundation and cyborg assassins that they send after him. The only thing that allows Paco to keep his humanity is his love for Linda (played by Janet Agren), a scientist who helped create him.
But in order for Paco to defeat the Turner Corporation, he must face-off against a deadlier cyborg. This cyborg, known as the 'Alchemist' (played by John Saxon), is a machine that is similar to Paco, but with capabilities that are far superior. The Alchemist has been programmed to stop Paco at all costs.
Both Paco and Alchemist have a cybernetic arm that is seriously powerful, and these arms play an important role in the film. One of the highlights of the movie is when Paco and the Alchemist engage in a brutal battle with their robotic arms, destroying entire buildings in the process.
The film's action is exciting, with plenty of gunfire, explosions and intense chases, along with hand to hand combat scenes that are full of energy. The performances of the key cast members are also very good, with Daniel Greene putting in an especially strong performance as the lead character.
Hands of Steel has a distinctly retro feel, with its cheesy dialogue, bright lighting, over-the-top stunts and practical effects. This all adds to its old-school charm and makes it a must-see for fans of classic 80s action films.
The movie was directed by Sergio Martino, who also directed other action movies from the 70s and 80s, including "The Great Alligator River" and "Violent Professionals". The cast is rounded out by other veterans of Italian sci-fi cinema, with Janet Agren (who worked with Martino on "2019: After the Fall of New York") and Claudio Cassinelli (who appeared in "E.T.N.: The Extra-Terrestrial Nasties" and "Hands of Steel's" predecessor, "The New Barbarians").
In conclusion, Hands of Steel is a classic example of 80s sci-fi action. It has all the hallmarks of the era and is a fun and entertaining watch. The film's mix of cyborgs, martial arts and explosive action make for an unforgettable film experience.
Hands Of Steel is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.