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« on: March 16, 2007, 11:31:12 AM »

Okay, I saw this movie in Mexico in 1995 or 1997, I don't remember which.  I seem to recall it having English audio with Spanish subtitles.  The plot went something like this:

A pianist playing at a bar flirts with the wrong girl.  When he leaves, the girl's boyfriend and crew follow him and run him off the side of the road at a construction site.  They end up dropping an auger on his hands and cut them off.  Fast forward to him being all sad that his livelihood has been destroyed when he meets a guy who does robotics for movie magic or whatever.  He sees that the guy has a robot hand in his work truck and together they come up with an idea.  They build a suit (probably with one of those eighties movies montage sequences) for him to wear that includes the robot hands.  This all culminates to him coming out on stage at a nightclub with smoke and lasers (he looks something like Cyrax or Sektor from Mortal Kombat 3) into a ring of synth keyboards and his robot hands do all the work.  Everyone cheers!

Not that this was the best movie ever, but I would like to see it again for nostalgia...and to make fun of it.  Thanks for your help!

p.s.  Yay, first post!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 11:30:06 AM »

Could it be this?
Vibrations (PG-13)
Small-town would-be rocker T.J. (James Marshall) loses his hands in a car accident cooked up by some thugs (don't ask). Distraught that he has stumps where his hands used to be, and that their limp prosthetic replacements (don't ask) are of no use, he makes off to New York, where he meets up with a new-agey dance club worker named Anamika (Christina Applegate). With her love and a pair of robotic hands fashioned by some of Anamika's friends (don't ask), techno-playing T.J. becomes a rave club superstar as a robot (don't ask) named Cyberstorm. No, this plotline is no joke. The only joke is the one on writer-director Michael Paseornek, who obviously was going for some serious drama with this 1995 effort--and instead came up with one of the most unintentionally hilarious films ever made. I mean, how can you not laugh when T.J. stops a stove fire in a diner by laying his latex hands on top of it, or at T.J. and Anamika's love scene, which tries to be tender and romantic in spite of a most untender and unromantic distraction--T.J.'s bulky metal hands? (Dimension Home Video)

I think this the movie that Futurama based the episode where Fry get the devils robot hands.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 06:34:00 PM »

Wow, that pretty much has to be it.  And Christina Applegate is in it?

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 12:54:06 AM »

Misfitspunik, you rock my socks off!  I HAVE to see this again!  I will laugh extra hard all thanks to you!
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