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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 touching story of a boy and his right hand. 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)  »

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Idle Hands  »

Box Office

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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Thomas DeLonge:  Drive-Thru employee wearing a safari hat who says "Alright!" See more »

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The X-Marks on Debi's map changes over the shot. See more »

Quotes

[Anton is about to chop off his 'evil' right hand]
Mick: Wait a minute. If you chop off your right hand, how are you going to chop the other one off?
Anton: Oh no, man, the lefty's a keeper. I mean, I guess it wasn't idle enough.
Mick: Really?
Anton: Oh yeah, I mean, I hit the remote with it, light up with it, relieve a little tension. No, this is the answer.
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Spoofs Bull Durham (1988) See more »

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Rude Boy Rock
Written by Justin Robertson
Performed by Lionrock
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings/Arista Records, Inc.
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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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