ORIGINAL "BAND OF THE HAND" FILM POSTER
• DIRECTOR: Paul Michael Glaser
"Band of the Hand" is a 1986 crime film, released by TriStar Pictures. It was directed by Paul Michael Glaser and stars Stephen Lang, Lauren Holly, Laurence Fishburne and Leon. Michael Mann, the creator of the TV series "Miami Vice" served as its executive producer. The title track was written by Bob Dylan, and while it appeared on the MCA soundtrack album, and as a single, it has never been released on a Bob Dylan album.
The plot 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 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 a M-134 Minigun.
The entire score and four songs were composed by Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, a/k/a THE REDS, some of which is contained on the Band Of The Hand soundtrack album, released in 1986 by MCA Records.
"BAND OF THE HAND" FILM SOUNDTRACK (MCA-6167)
1) BAND OF THE HAND - Bob Dylan
2) FADED FLOWERS - Shriekback
3) TURN IT ON - The Reds
4) CARRY ME BACK HOME - Andy Summers
5) HOLD ON - The Reds
6) MISSION - The Reds
7) THE BOAR CHASE - The Reds
8) WAITING FOR YOU - The Reds
9) ALL COME TOGETHER AGAIN - Tiger Tiger
10) THEME FROM JOE'S DEATH - Michel Rubini