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Movie Details

Title:   The Hand
Director:   Oliver Stone
Year:   1981
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.01.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (15)
- Alexander
- Born on the Fourth of July
- Comandante
- Heaven & Earth
- JFK
- Natural Born Killers
- Nixon
- Savages
- Seizure
- Snowden
- South of the Border
- Talk Radio
- W.
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- World Trade Center

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.01.07Netflix I started off really liking this - Michael Caine draws a Conan-esque comic until a car accident separates him from and the severed limb seems to have a life of its own - but by the end my enthusiasm was completely sapped. It's pretty tired by today's standards and there's really only one scene (the car accident) that I think still holds up. It's a pretty great scene though with some good gag shots and even before the actual hand coming off it's cool to hear Michael Caine yelling "get back, you cow!" to another driver.

Unfortunately, then it becomes all psychological and ineffective. I would've much preferred if the story went along the lines of what he thinks is phantom limb pain is actually him feeling the bugs eat on his hand so he has to find it in the field and take care of it but then he goes crazy and uses it to strangle people while he has an alibi. that would make a pretty cool movie if you ask me.

The commentary's funny though. Stone actually says "holy cow" at one point.
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