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The Thing with Two Heads
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19 July 1972 (USA) See more »
They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body! See more »
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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)
Bud Ekins .... stunt coordinator (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 (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ed Forsyth .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
David Angel .... arranger: additional music
David Angel .... composer: additional music
Porter Jordan .... arranger: additional music
Porter Jordan .... composer: additional music
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
Rod Steele .... medical advisor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Jack Moss:[revs the motocross bike] ready?
Dr. Maxwell Kirshner:You're going to get us all killed!
[Jack drives off on the bike]
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Movie Connections:
References The League of Gentlemen (1960)See more »
The Thing Theme Police ChaseSee more »


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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Awful, but I can't stop watching it!, 6 July 2003
Author: stan_c from Los Angeles, USA

Every time this film shows up on cable, I just watch it in wonder. If they thought they were making a parody, they didn't succeed; and they couldn't have been serious, could they?

Weak script, bad effects, boring chase scenes. Couldn't be worse...

Yet, shockingly, I watch it every time in total amazement. I sometimes do an exercise by putting myself in Ray Milland's place in an attempt to practice empathy.

It is the best worst movie I ever saw. I love it every time. Help me, please help me.

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