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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 18 April 1997 (USA)
A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his gang's 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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,024,516 (USA) (20 April 1997)

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$3,559,990 (USA) (4 May 1997)
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Tom Schulman's directorial debut. See more »

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

Quotes

Tommy Spinelli: I thought I told that little son of a bitch to stay put!
Fern: So who are you? God? Why the hell should he listen to you?
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References Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) See more »

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San Pedro
Written by Alain Leroux (as Alain J. Laroux)
Courtesy of Parry-Music Library
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Second best "head in a bag" movie ever .........
18 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps inspired by the Warren Oates classic "Bring Me the Head of Alffredo Garcia", this heads in a bag comedy has a strong opening, and a somewhat ridiculous finish. The actor's do quite well with what is essentially a one joke movie. "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag" starts as black comedy, but eventually morphs into nothing more than slapstick. The ending at the airport is especially weak, as any idea of how to conclude the film seems to have been lost. Nevertheless, the strong, "dark" first half, along with above average comedy material saves the movie, and compared to some of today's lame comedies, I can recommend seeing "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag." - MERK


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