Band of the Hand

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This article is about the movie. For the Bob Dylan song, see Band of the Hand (song).
Band of the Hand
Band of the hand poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
Produced by Michael Rauch
Michael Mann
Written by Leo Garen
Jack Baran
Music by Michel Rubini
Cinematography Reynaldo Villalobos
Edited by Jack Hofstra
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.7 million
Box office $4,865,912[1]

Band of the Hand is an American 1986 crime film directed by Paul Michael Glaser.[2]

The film turned into a theatrical release after it failed as a television pilot.

The title track is written by Bob Dylan.


The story involves a group of juvenile delinquents in their teens who are doomed to be prosecuted as adults for their crimes unless they take part in a new and experimental "program" led by a Vietnam veteran Native American (Lang) from the Everglades. The teens must learn to survive in the dangerous swamp and how to work together. Upon completion of the program, the group buys a vacant house in a dangerous part of Miami and slowly rebuilds the neighborhood, kicking out the pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. The film's climax has the group taking the fight directly to a drug manufacturing facility that is equipped with an M-134 Minigun.



  1. ^ "Band of the Hand (1986)". Box Office Mojo. 1988-07-05. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  2. ^ Goodman, Walter (April 12, 1986). "SCREEN: 'BAND OF THE HAND'". The New York Times. 

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