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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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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 »

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Jack Moss: [Kirshner's head smokes a cigarette. The smoke comes out of Jack's mouth. Disgusted he removes the cigarette from Kirshner's mouth] Hey man, don't be smoking a cigarette while I'm eating!
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The head of a dying white bigot (Ray Milland) is transplanted onto the body of a black convict on death row (Rosey Grier).*
17 August 1998 | by (St. Thomas, USVI) – See all my reviews

The Thing with Two Heads is a remarkable movie. The plot is, in a word, ludicrous. Ray Milland is nothing short of brilliant, and Rosey Grier holds his own. As far as I know, the movie was shot without going over the budget. One infers that Milland and Grier were able to keep straight faces during the shooting; this alone stands as testament to their professionalism as actors. The aforementioned plot is reason enough to watch this movie, which, despite understandably high expectations, will not disappoint. I rarely watch a movie more than once. The Thing with Two Heads is an exception. It's hard to say what I like best about the movie. The interchanges between Milland and Grier are humorous; they would almost qualify as banter. The special effects are unpretentious, even sublime. The movie may seem dated (it becomes quickly obvious that the shooting took place in the early 70's), but this only adds to its charm. I recommend its viewing highly.


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