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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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Storyline

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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19 July 1972 (USA)  »

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The Beast with Two Heads  »

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Goofs

The make of the police car changes during the car/motorcycle chase. When it's hit from behind and the trunk won't close, it's a Ford. Later, the same car is a Dodge with its trunk open. Soon after, it turns back into a Ford. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Fred Williams: You actually feel I could take credit for something with which I had very little to do?
Dr. Maxwell Kirshner: I don't understand you.
Dr. Fred Williams: The reason you don't understand, Doctor, is because you're a *bigot*. A bigot of the highest caliber. And because of that, you have underestimated me and my intelligence.
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The Thing Theme Police Chase
Composed and Performed by Porter Jordan
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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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