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Shrunken Heads (1994)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Thriller  -  1 May 1994 (USA)
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When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

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Julius Harris ...
Mr. Sumatra
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Big Moe
Aeryk Egan ...
Tommy Larson
Rebecca Herbst ...
Sally (as Becky Herbst)
A.J. Damato ...
Vinnie
Bo Sharon ...
Bill Turner
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Freddie Thompson
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Booger Martin
Troy Fromin ...
Podowski
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Mitzi (as Leigh Allyn Baker)
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Mr. Larson
Billye Ree Wallace ...
Mrs. Wilson
R.J. Frost ...
The Vipers
Randy Vahan ...
Plumber
Don Dolan ...
Arresting Cop
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When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

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They're superheroes from the heads...to their necks.


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Cabeças Voadoras  »

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The majority of the actors in the bus scene, with the exception of director Richard Elfman, won their roles as part of a contest. See more »

Quotes

Sally: They're dead, Mr. Sumatra.
Mr. Sumatra: Who's dead?
Sally: Tommy and-and Bill and that new kid. They're dead, just... murdered.
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After the credits Mitzi is seen talking to a big woman. She turns and screams when she sees Big Moe and Vinnie cleaning up garbage after being turned into zombies. See more »

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References Arcade (1993) See more »

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No One Lives Forever
Performed by Oingo Boingo
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A brilliant and hilariously twisted satire!
16 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Shrunken Heads is a brilliant and hilarious satire. The movie starts like a Disney film, the good kids vs the bad kids - until the bad kid kill all the good kids. Big Mo, the lesbian mob boss has moved Vinny, leader of the bad gang, into her mob after the killings. But... the neighborhood newsvendor, an old Haitian played deliciously by Julius Harris, was apparently a colonel in ex Hatian dictator Duvalier's notorious Ton Ton Macoute. To promote his idea of social justice, he severs the heads of the dead boys, shrinks them and then re-animates them into tiny super heroes. Simple enough, but Tommy still loves his old girlfriend, Sally, who is now with Vinny. The love triangle between Vinny, Sally and poor shunken head Tommy is beyond belief! This film is absolutely brilliant!


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