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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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Trivia

Tom Schulman's directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie first opens the duffel the present that was put in earlier is nowhere in sight. See more »

Quotes

Rico: Don't do anything stupid and nothing stupid will happen.
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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La Virgen de la Macarena
(1960)
Performed by The Troubadours
Written by Bernardino Bautista Monterde (as Bautista Monterde), Antonio Ortiz Calero (as Oritz Calero)
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Great cast, great comedy.
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag is a great example of a perfect situation comedy film. The events and(especially)the reaction to those events is comedy at its best. The directing conveys the humorous, yet dangerous tone of the film in a very superb way. The writing tells a story full of insane circumstances happening to normal, everyday people. The acting of the film, most notably that of Joe Pesci and David Spade, is such a huge part of the comedy that the film definitely couldn't have had otherwise. All in all, perfect writing, perfect acting. Watch and laugh.

Travis.


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