Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
I watched this movie twice recently, and thought that it was excellent. Great, in fact.
This early Oliver Stone film is quite good in that you really have to be "sharp" to "get it". Although on the surface, this movie seems to be almost a 'slasher' movie, it is not. It is much, much more. Might be a little too heady for some to grasp, but that makes it no less great.
I think the performance by Mr. Caine was superb. I could really feel his emotions at times. He certainly reached way inside of himself in this role. In my opinion, the best performance I have seen by him.
This is definitely one of those 'more than meets the eye' type of movies. If you watch it, and don't get it, watch it again.
I would recommend this film to fans of Psychological Thrillers, Horror, Mystery, Crime Drama, and cult film fans.
* Oliver Stone initially wanted Jon Voight to play the lead role, but was turned down by him. Christopher Walken also declined the role.
Michael Caine ... Jonathan Lansdale
Andrea Marcovicci ... Anne Lansdale
Annie McEnroe ... Stella Roche
Bruce McGill ... Brian Ferguson
Viveca Lindfors ... Doctress
Rosemary Murphy ... Karen Wagner
Mara Hobel ... Lizzie Lansdale
Pat Corley ... Sheriff
Nicholas Hormann ... Bill Richamn
Ed Marshall ... Doctor
Charles Fleischer ... David Maddow
John Stinson ... Therapist
Richard Altman ... Hammond
Sparky Watt ... Sergeant
Tracey Walter ... Cop