This was a while ago, I was probably around the age of 7-9. Around those times I used to love watching movies with my stepdad. I remember this one movie, I totally forgot the name which was about:

  • A man who worked in a factory for like a 'dictator like utopian society' (all in my words).
  • He gets his arm cut off or injured during his working in this factory, so they replace it with an artificial robot arm.
  • It was probably in the future.
  • After his arm gets changed with a robot arm, the factory he works for no longer wants him.
  • He shortly after goes to this rebellion, I forget what they they were rebelling though, heh.

Anyways, anyone know what movie I'm talking about?

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    Can you elaborate when you were around 7-9? Was it last year? 10 years ago? 50? Also, although you've included some good details, your question is still quite broad. Could you add any more details?
    – Möoz
    Dec 5, 2016 at 4:14
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    This sounds like a really garbled version of "I, Robot"
    – Valorum
    Dec 5, 2016 at 4:34
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    "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology..."
    – Mr Lister
    Dec 5, 2016 at 7:56
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    " 'dictator like utopian society' (all in my words)". If it's your words, why did you put quotes around it? Dec 5, 2016 at 16:00
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    I wouldn't even attempt to answer this without knowing when "around the age of 7-9" was.
    – DCShannon
    Dec 5, 2016 at 19:47

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Could it be the movie Elysium? Dystopian Los Angeles factory worker Max is exposed to a lethal radiation dose during an industrial accident. He has a broken wrist from a previous encounter. His only hope for a cure is to sneak onto the space station Elysium and get to a med bay. To get there he has to work with an underground organization that grafts an exoskeleton to him and sends him to invade the space station. Movie came out in 2013 so it might be too recent.


Hands of Steel?

Movie poster for *Hands of Steel*

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

I don't remember the whole movie. Just some vague memory about a guy with a robot arm and some arm wrestling scenes.

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    Could you maybe add in some more details as to why you think this is it?
    – fez
    Apr 22, 2018 at 11:32

This sounds like The Long arm of Gil Hamilton by Larry Niven. I read this over 40 years ago I don't remember how he lost his arm. He was a detective in Niven's known space.

  • Was it made into a movie?
    – Valorum
    Dec 5, 2016 at 16:13
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    Frankly this sounds nothing like any of the GIl Hamilton stories. Gil loses his arm in a mining accident in the belt with the co-owners of his mining ship. They are willing to keep him on but eventually he returns to Earth where he receives a new organic arm from the organ banks, and he joins the UN police force rather than starting a rebellion. Dec 5, 2016 at 16:45
  • It wasn't over 10 years ago.
    – Broly
    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:20

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