Hands of Steel (1986)

R   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi

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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.



  • Hands of Steel (1986)
  • Janet Agren and Andrea Coppola in Hands of Steel (1986)
  • Janet Agren and Daniel Greene in Hands of Steel (1986)
  • Hands of Steel (1986)
  • Daniel Greene in Hands of Steel (1986)
  • Janet Agren in Hands of Steel (1986)

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30 January 2017 | Glyn-52-910242
| Fantastic 80's fun
If you were to have watched this film when it was released, you'd have probably thought it was OK, or been a little disappointed. But watch it now, in 2017, and it takes on a whole different identity.

Hands of Steel is just a pure cheese fest of 80's stereotypes. The fight scenes are badly choreographed, the shoot outs have over the top sound effects dubbed on, magazine clips that never run out, and helicopters that seem to be able to withstand hundreds of bullets with no effect. The bad guys are even worse shots than in Commando!

The music and sound effects are typically and wonderfully 80's, and the script has to contain some of the corniest lines ever. And when they unleash the 'futuristic' laser weapon.. well, that was the final touch of perfection for me!

If you loved the 1980's and the action films it produced, then you will absolutely love Hands of Steel. I have never smiled and laughed so much watching a film in a long time. It's fantastic!

Watch it with a few friends and some beers, and you're guaranteed a fantastic evening.

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