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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.

Director:

Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman)

Writers:

Sergio Martino (story by) (as Martin Dolman), Elisa Briganti (screenplay by) (as Elisabeth Parker Jr.) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Daniel Greene ... Paco Queruak
Janet Agren ... Linda
Claudio Cassinelli ... Peter Howell
George Eastman ... Raul Morales
Roberto Bisacco ... Cooper (as Robert Ben)
Pat Monti Pat Monti
Andrea Coppola Andrea Coppola ... Eddie (as Andrew Louis Coppola)
Donald O'Brien ... Prof. Olster
Frank Walden Frank Walden ... Detective
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Anatola Blanco
Amy Werba ... Dr. Peckinpah
John Saxon ... 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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Taglines:

30% human, 70% robot, 100% lethal. [Scandinavian DVD cover] See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The peculiar rock formation behind Paco when he gets out of his old car (prior to pushing it off the cliff) is referred to the locals at Page, AZ as "Dead Indian Butte" because from Lake Powell it resembles a man wearing a headdress lying on his back. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 29 minutes and 46 minutes a Hughes 500 (369) helicopter is seen. These have a 5-bladed main rotor. The sound heard is that of a 2-bladed main rotor helicopter. See more »

Quotes

Raul Morales: When I get through with you, you'll have to wipe your ass with your nose
Paco Queruak: Fuck you
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version (released as "Fists Of Steel") was cut by 1 second to remove an ear-clap. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Low-budget, futuro Eurotrash of the best kind.
14 April 2003 | by TheVidSee 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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish | English

Release Date:

29 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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