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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 April 1997 (USA)
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A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his latest hit, has been switched.

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Storyline

This is a very black comedy. A mob courier is hired to transport the heads of eight murder victims to a mob boss. However, the duffel bag gets mixed up with the bag of a college student who is off on a vacation in Mexico with his girlfriend and her parents. However, the mother is a recovering alcoholic whom everyone believes is delusional when she claims to have found heads. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A mindless comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1 mafiozos, 8 kefalia, 1 sakos  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,024,516 (USA) (18 April 1997)

Gross:

$3,559,990 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Toward the end of the movie, when Tommy has the conversation with Rico and Benny in the restaurant, the guns in Rico and Benny's waistbands disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: Let's call the police.
Charlie: No! We're in Mexico, Laurie. A third world country. You don't just call the police in a third world country and tell them you found eight human heads in your luggage.
Laurie: Why not?
Charlie: Because they have no laws here. They'll turn me into a taco.
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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San Pedro
Written by Alain Leroux (as Alain J. Laroux)
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A pretty entertaining comedy of errors
24 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Quite a load of laughs in this movie. Funny and entertaining, as well as maintaining interest by throwing in a few surprises and twists. Fine acting by most of the actors, in the sense that they manage to capture the uproarious mood of the movie throughout, with its series of laugh-invoking antics designed to prevent innocent people of knowing what's in the duffel bag, while seeking to try to either get rid or exchange for the correct bags. Not a classic comedy in any sense, but one which will keep you laughing and smirking throughout, without resorting to gags all the time to make you enjoy.


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