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Red Hand Gang, The

OVERLIT OVERLOUD American kidaventures starring five urban under-12s who separated out into the usual archetypes: leader, troublemaker, brainiac, token girl, token little kid who can’t yet stand up on a skateboard. Took it upon themselves to solve local mysteries and minor criminal goings-on in their “neighbourhood”. Leaping up into the air for title sequence freeze-frame frenzy: J.R. MILLER (as J.R. – note to casting director: must try harder), JOLIE NEWMAN (Joanne – hmm, sounds a bit like Jolie to us), MATTHEW LABORTEAUX (Frankie – that’s better), JOHN BROGNA (Li’l Bill) and the absurd JAMES BOND III (Doc).

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  1. Bob V

    September 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Popular viewing among the kids at my old South London comprehensive. The title does sound alarmingly like a loyalist paramilitary outfit.

  2. Ged Burke

    March 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I rememember this show well when I was a kid.

  3. THX 1139

    March 29, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    The legendary James Bond III went on to direct and star his own horror movie, called Def by Temptation. Why yes, it was made in the 90s. I rented it way back when just because of the RHG connection, but it wasn’t very good.

    Jolie Newman is apparently dead! Bloody hell.

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