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      Hands of Steel

      R 1986 1h 34m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An industrialist (John Saxon) has his scientists program a cyborg (Daniel Greene) to kill a blind environmentalist. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A pointless exploitation film. Rated: C+ Feb 16, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Hands Of Steel R (nudity and killing) - Fantasy and robots Sci-fi Monsters Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Audience Member Silly Italian sci-fi rip off of "The Terminator" and "The Six Million Dollar Man." Daniel Greene plays a cyborg (80% robot, 20% human) programmed to kill a scientist, but when he fails his mission he hides out in the desert with a small community of people. Some of those people are bullies and jerks who do an awful lot of arm wrestling, which is not something you should do when you challenge someone with Hands of Steel! It's a dumb story, with bad acting (except for George Eastman as one of the local toughs), and a misleading poster (I was thinking this was going to be an Italian Mad Max post-apocalyptic rip-off movie). On the plus side, John Saxon appears in the film as the sole name actor. Also, the film was directed by Sergio Martino ("Torso" "2019: After the Fall of New York"), so it's a director who knows his way around a good violent story, but overall this is a pretty weak film, even for fans of this type of nonsense. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Budget Italian-American Terminator rip-off/cash-in, although it's ultimately a vintage '80s action flick that astoundingly blends Cyborg with Over The Top and pumps out an excellent soundtrack too! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review dave j Monday, March 24, 2014 (1986) Hands Of Steel/ Vendetta dal futuro DUBBED SCIENCE-FICTION ACTION DRAMA Obviously inspired by "The Terminator" made in 1984, and the "Mad Max" movies because of the apocalyptic environment. Dubbed into English from it's original language, which is according to, the movie was supposed to be in Italian. Co- written and directed by Sergio Martino, with Paco Queruak (Daniel Greene) programmed as a cyborg to execute an important person, who stands up for the average people. Paco manages only to injure him, and while escaping from the police/ FBI started to inhabit some of his own human traits. Corrupt senator, Francis Turner (John Saxon) sends whatever he can have Paco destroyed, since Paco can link Turner to the attempted murder. And while people are trying to find him, Paco seeks refuge on a deserted café joint, bonding with the owner, Linda(Janet Agren), consisting of arm wrestling competitions. Amazingly, this movie was made one year before the original "Robocop" movie in 1987, and may have also encouraged writer and director James Cameron to turn the 'Terminator' played by Arnold Swartzenegger into a good guy in "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", but the whole experience is so cheesy and sometimes silly. 2 out of 4 stars Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member "I can't let him get away, go after him with the lazer."-Turner (John Saxon) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This is priceless and has to be seen to believed. It rips of Terminator, has arm wrestling competitions, shit special effects, the legend that is John Saxon and a manhunt. The drag through the desert really cracked me up. The balls. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An industrialist (John Saxon) has his scientists program a cyborg (Daniel Greene) to kill a blind environmentalist.
      Sergio Martino
      Production Co
      National Cinematografica, Medusa Distribuzione, Dania Film
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 27, 2017
      1h 34m