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 '16 at 4:14
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    This sounds like a really garbled version of "I, Robot" – Valorum Dec 5 '16 at 4:34
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    "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology..." – Mr Lister Dec 5 '16 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? – DaaaahWhoosh Dec 5 '16 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 '16 at 19:47

Could it be the movie Elysium? Distopian 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?

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

  • Could you maybe add in some more details as to why you think this is it? – fez Apr 22 '18 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 '16 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. – dmckee Dec 5 '16 at 16:45
  • It wasn't over 10 years ago. – Broly Dec 6 '16 at 5:20

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