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Idle Hands (1999)

A teenage slacker'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 Devil will find work for idle hands to do... but what happens when he chooses the laziest teen slacker in the world to do his dirty work? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,002,955 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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Trivia

The voice that says "Murder in Bolan" on the newscast that Anton is watching is that of director Rodman Flender. See more »

Goofs

When Mick is feeding the "head" on the chair cheese balls, the number of cheese balls laying in front of the head changes every time the camera cuts back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Anton: You lied to me!
Mick: You killed me, let's try to keep this thing in perspective here!
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Connections

Spoofs Braindead (1992) See more »

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Written and Performed by Btk (as BTK)
Courtesy of Ignition Records/Tommy Boy Music
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Horrifiying and Hilarious!
16 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented "Idle Hands" and I have to say that it was a GREAT movie! It was kind of like "Scary Movie", but better! It was VERY funny!! Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Eldin Ratliff, and Jessica Alba were SPECTACULAR! This is a very funny/gorey movie. The acting is funny and great, and the directing is great! This is a smash-hit! I loved it! I highly recommend this film to horror fans and comedy fans for that matter! I give this film a perfect 10 out of 10!!!!!!! :)


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