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The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

 -  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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They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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

Jack Moss: It's all right, honey, I'm not gonna hurt you.
Lila: You get into more shit...
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) See more »

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The Thing Theme Police Chase
Composed and Performed by Porter Jordan
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I thought this was a great movie
12 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie with my parents when I was 10 years old.

I also remember that we all laughed out loud during most of it.

The primary reason for visiting this site today was to get the title of the movie to recommend it to a friend.

In fact as I gave my friend the plot of the movie I began to laugh as I explained it.

I only saw this movie once and for it to stick with me as being a riot for 33 years speaks volumes.

I say too bad more movies that the whole family can watch together can't say as much.

Rosie Grier and Ray Milland were a great team in this flick, check it out.

This would be a great movie for a re-make. I could see a number of actors doing a great job with an update of this flick.


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