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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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Meet Tommy Spinelli. He's got two days to deliver this bag, or more heads are gonna roll. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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1 mafiozos, 8 kefalia, 1 sakos  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$3,559,990 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Tom Schulman's directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

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

Rico: Show me the law on bringing a head out of the country, ah? It ain't a fruit, it ain't a vegetable, it ain't even a plant, goddamm it!
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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San Pedro
Written by Alain Leroux (as Alain J. Laroux)
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Switch of your brain for once and enjoy.
8 October 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Before I watched this movie I already read the reviews on IMDb. Almost everybody says it is an awful movie. Well, I'm in a good mood today and I'm not going to follow everybody's opinion. I liked it, not all the time, but it was OK.

Joe Pesci is a mobster who has two days to deliver 8 heads of other criminals to his boss. If he fails his head will be the next to be cut off. Of course on the airport his bag is switched with another one.

Not all the gags and jokes are good. There are some very predictable and embarrassing ones. Not only embarrassing for a great actor like Joe Pesci, but also for the guy who came up with them. However, there were some terrific ones as well, the best perhaps is the dream sequence. I'm not going to tell what happened, but it is really hilarious.

Overall I would call it an enjoyable movie when you are able to switch off your brain for once. I gave it a 6/10, which isn't bad for this kind of movies.


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