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Idle Hands (1999)

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Lazy Anton's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

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Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. Written by Anonymous

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The comedy that gives horror films the backhand. See more »


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Rated R for horror violence and gore, pervasive teen drug use, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo metió la mano  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,807,181 (USA) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

$4,002,955 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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When Anton, stunned after killing his two friends, walks into a support beam in his house, the thudding noise his body makes was not digitally added in after production - this is Devon Sawa actually walking into the solid-wood support beam. Often, when the cast would do a photo shoot or had to re-shoot a scene after this one, Devon would start off by walking into the support beam over and over again to the point that editors working below the stage started to wonder what the noise was. See more »

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When the camera shows a shot of the newspaper clipping pinned on the wall in Debi's trailer, the heading and the first paragraph are about the murders in Bolan. The rest of the text is about the Watergate Scandal. See more »

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Randy: Oh man, I cannot believe you cock-blocked me like that. I thought we were buds!
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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Cailin
Written by Scott Russo, Wade Youman, Rob Brewer & Steve Morris
Performed by Unwritten Law
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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I love this movie!
11 August 2004 | by (Flower Mound, Texas) – See all my reviews

What more can I say about this movie?

All I knew about it was that it had quite a few elements of teen comedy and that I've only seen the tail end of it a few times.

Now that I finally saw the whole thing, it's now one of my favorites!

It's a welcome change from most of the horror movies I've seen.

Great music, great acting, and gorgeous women (Specifically speaking, Jessica Alba)... what more do you want?

This is one of those movies that you can watch and understand it perfectly... whether or not you're stoned.

10 out of 10


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