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Director:
Writers:
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
Wes Bishop (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body! See more »
Plot:
A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Stupid but fun See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ray Milland ... Maxwell Kirshner

Roosevelt Grier ... Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Don Marshall ... Dr. Fred Williams

Roger Perry ... Dr. Philip Desmond
Chelsea Brown ... Lila

Kathrine Baumann ... 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

Rick Baker ... Gorilla
Phil Hoover ... Policeman
Rod Steele ... Medical Salesman
Michael Viner ... Prison Guard

William Smith ... Hysterical Condemned Man

Jerry Butler ... Prison Guard
George E. Carey ... Mitch
Tommy Cook ... Priest
Albert Zugsmith ... Cameo Appearance
Dick Whittington ... TV Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Gans ... Reporter in Tan Coat (uncredited)

Joan Prather ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ray Sebastian ... Policeman in Car 219 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Frost 
 
Writing credits
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
Wes Bishop (screenplay) and
James Gordon White (screenplay)

Lee Frost (story) and
Wes Bishop (story)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... producer
John Lawrence .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Steely 
 
Production Management
Roger Gentry .... production manager
 
Sound Department
George Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward Schryver .... post-production sound supervisor
Clark Will .... production sound
 
Special Effects by
Gail Brown .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Thomas R. Burman .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Tom Burman)
Pete Peterson .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Charles H. Schram .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Charles Schram)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Dan Striepeke)
James Gordon White .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as James White)
Rick Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Ekins .... stunts (as 'Bud' Ekins)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Deats .... key grip
Charles Minsky .... assistant camera (as Chuck Minsky)
Edward Schryver .... assistant camera
Larry Wallace .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Ed Forsyth .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
David Angel .... composer: additional music
David Angel .... music arranger
Porter Jordan .... composer: additional music
Porter Jordan .... music arranger
Michael Viner .... music producer
Michael Viner .... music supervisor
Michael Viner .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Cadvan Griffiths .... medical advisor (as Dr. Cadvan Griffiths)
Fred Nyquist .... assistant to producer
David Sheldon .... production executive
Rod Steele .... medical advisor
 

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93 min
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Continuity: 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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Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Oh Happy DaySee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Stupid but fun, 9 April 2003
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

The head of a white bigoted doctor (sadly Ray Milland) is attached to the body of a wrongly convicted black man (Rosey Grier) on Death Row. Unfortunately, Grier's head is still attached. It escapes from a hospital and tries to clear Grier's name while Milland's head tries to take control of the body.

Totally ridiculous AIP movie which bears a more than passing resemblance to 1971's "Incredible Two-Headed Transplant". This movie doesn't take itself too seriously (how could it?) which helps--but only so much.

With the exception of Milland the acting is lousy and the script has howlers that you just can't believe (ex: when Grier's girlfriend first sees him with Milland's head she says, "Honey, I know you don't like answering questions, but HOW did this happen?"). Basically this is a very bad movie but in a good way. The scenes of Milland and Grier arguing are truly funny and there's a very long (at least 20 minutes) but fun chase with tons of police cars chasing Grier/Milland on a motorcycle. Not even remotely good but fun.

Another great line from Grier's girlfriend: "Do you have two of anything else?"

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