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The Glove (1979)

A bounty hunter is offered $20,000 - off the record - for the capture of a very large man who dons body armor and steel-plated gauntlets for his regular beatings of some unfortunate individuals.

Director:

Ross Hagen

Writers:

Hugh Smith (screenplay) (as Hubert Smith), Julian Roffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Sam Kellog
Roosevelt Grier ... Victor Hale (as Rosey Grier)
Joanna Cassidy ... Sheila Michaels
Joan Blondell ... Mrs. Fitzgerald
Jack Carter ... Walter Stratton
Aldo Ray ... Tiny
Keenan Wynn ... Bill Schwartz
Howard Honig Howard Honig ... Lt. Kruger
Michael Pataki ... Harry Iverson
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ... Grandma Hale
Misty Bruce Misty Bruce ... Lisa
Shane Mooney Shane Mooney ... Rachman
Jeanne Lucas Jeanne Lucas ... Miss Wright
Sally Kemp ... Lola Morgan
Candy Bowen Candy Bowen ... Prostitute
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Storyline

Sam Kellog is a modern-day bounty hunter in Los Angeles who decides to track down Victor Hale, a vicious, heavy-set ex-convict with a $20,000 bounty on his head, who is killing former prison guards with a leather-laced steel glove in revenge for them beating him with the same instrument while he was imprisoned. Written by matt-282

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It's a killing machine the law built ... Then had to ban ... It's so terrifying! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Mad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tommy J. Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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The Game of Love
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Sid Wayne
Sung by Dodie Stevens (as Geri Stevens)
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Neo Noir Gunshoe NOT Blaxploitation
21 January 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

They don't make them any better than this. A big African American dude (Rosey Grier, before that PC term) wears a riot glove that was used on him by brutal prison guards (including first revenge target Aldo Ray) and donning the glove kills all the guards one-by-one...

But the main character isn't Grier but John Saxon, as a narrating bounty hunter who hunts him down as most of the film consists of Saxon's adventures: going after various criminals... which then leads to the climax verses Grier, who really isn't a bad guy and can play the guitar really, really good.

THE GLOVE feels a lot like McQueen's THE HUNTER. All in all there's never a dull moment. This is modern noir mixed with blaxpolotation-style casting, racial pathos and violent melodrama and in a nutshell, everything fits like a...


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