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The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 July 1972 (USA)
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A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his ... See full summary »

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Maxwell Kirshner
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Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Don Marshall ...
Dr. Fred Williams
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Dr. Philip Desmond
Chelsea Brown ...
Lila
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Patricia (as Kathy Baumann)
John Dullaghan ...
Thomas
John Bliss ...
Donald
Bruce Kimball ...
Police Lieutenant
Jane Kellem ...
Miss Mullen
Lee Frost ...
Sergeant Hacker
Wes Bishop ...
Dr. Smith
Roger Gentry ...
Police Sergeant
Britt Nilsson ...
Nurse
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Gorilla
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A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his head onto the only available candidate: a black man from death row. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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And now with the fights, the Fuzz, the chicks and the choppers...Man, they're really in deeeeep trouble! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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19 July 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Beast with Two Heads  »

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During the big police-car/motorcycle chase, in a POV shot from the motorcycle, the stunt driver (who looks nothing like any of the characters on the bike) is on the right side of the screen, with the camera shooting over his left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Lila: get some sleepbaby, I'll wake you once dinner's ready
Jack Moss: let's just stay here a little while
Lila: Now come on honey, I got to start dinner
Jack Moss: You don't have to start now, why don't you start it later?
Lila: [hesitant] Oh come on Jack I... I
[she glances at Kirshner]
Jack Moss: Is he bothering you? I'll cover his head with a pillowcase.
Dr. Maxwell Kirshner: [with disgust] You must be joking! Is that all you people think about?
Lila: [with disgust] It's no use honey, maybe when I get used to it
[walks off]
[...]
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) See more »

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Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge and Edward F. Rimbault, arranged by Edwin Hawkins
Performed by Mike Curb Congregation (as The Mike Curb Congregation)
Courtesy of MGM Records
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What a cheesy delight! So many comments for such B-flick!
7 December 2003 | by (Massachosetts) – See all my reviews

Snowed in on an early December 2003 Sunday. Caught this one by accident on cable and couldn't stop watching. What a delightfully cheesy flick. The long chase scene was a howl. As the chase unfolded, you could tell most of the cars weren't even in running condition so they just pushed them off some steep hill to get them to roll and crash. The same car gets wrecked about 6 times again and again. The one liners are a riot. The acting, script and plot is too funny to even consider it legit. I'm surprised this didn't make the Rolling Stone 50 top cult film list. The music and score has that 70's wha-wha, bowchickabownow sound, right up until the end that is, when it suddenly turns Gospel, with Rosy, his old lady and the doctor driving off into the night singing "Oh Happy Days". What a wacky gem from 72! I recommend it if you're snowed in and you've got 90 mins. to kill. Enjoy!


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