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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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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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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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1 mafiozos, 8 kefalia, 1 sakos  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$3,559,990 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Chain latch on hotel door reappears after falling off. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: I think we better pull over, 'cause we need some gas soon.
Tommy Spinelli: Keep fucking driving.
Fern: Didn't I tell you to watch your fucking language?
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
(1954)
Performed by The Chordettes
Music by Pat Ballard
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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Joe Pesci is king
30 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. Medical student Charlie Pritchett (Andy Comeau) is headed to Mexico with his fiancée Laurie Bennett (Kristy Swanson) to meet her parents. Charlie's suitcase is identical to Tommy's, and it's not until Tommy arrives in San Diego that he discovers that there are no heads in his bag, while Charlie realizes his duffel most certainly does not contain his vacation wardrobe. Tommy finds Charlie's address in the bag and heads to the fraternity house he calls home, where he drafts Charlie's friends Ernie (David Spade) and Steve (Todd Louiso) into finding him some replacement heads post-haste. Meanwhile, Laurie's parents (Dyan Cannon and George Hamilton) are a bit miffed to discover that their future son-in-law is travelling with a bag full of rotting heads, while Laurie is ready to give Charlie his walking papers. I liked this movie, Joe Pesci played his mafia role perfectly. I also liked seeing Joe Pesci slap around that annoying David Spade too the that made the movie right there for me.


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