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Idle Hands (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  30 April 1999 (USA)
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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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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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Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo metió la mano  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the same hand that appears in the Addams Family (1991) as Thing played by magician Christopher Hart See more »


Before Anton screams that they're out of milk, his pipe on the bottle disappears and then reappears. See more »


Pnub: Why would we go to hell? We're not bad, we're not exactly good or anything, but at least we don't go around killing people!
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Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »


Shout At The Devil
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Mötley Records/Beyond Music
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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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