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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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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,002,955 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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While Anton is vomiting in the bushes when Pnub and Mick show up, Molly (Jessica Alba) can be seen far in the background, on her balcony, playing a bass guitar. This is a remnant from a deleted scene. See more »

Goofs

Obvious use of a painted copper pipe elbow to replace the real plastic inhaler mouthpiece when Anton lights up his hash pipe. See more »

Quotes

Anton: So, what are you guys doing here?
Pnub: We need a place to kick it. Don't be selfish, Anton! No one else's parents are dead!
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Features Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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New York Groove
Written by Russ Ballard (as Russell Ballard)
Performed by Ace Frehley
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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...and the best performance award for an actress wearing KISS make-up goes to...
22 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I don't care what anyone else says, I found this movie to be hysterical. For one, it's pretty violent. People get it in disturbing ways here. One comes to mind in particular where someone gets a knitting needle rammed straight into their ear. It's not nice stuff but it's so funny you can't help but laugh. A major question, first and foremost: just what the hell was Vivica A. Fox doing in this movie? I've never used the word slumming before in a sentence but I think it applies here. Devon Sawa is a cool cat. I liked him here and his brand of physical comedy is pretty impressive. Watch Final Destination after seeing this and I think you'll wonder why we haven't seen more of him. Seth Green is cool and so are Elden Henson and Jack Noseworthy. And for Jessica Alba fans, she's in here, in all her pre-Dark Angel glory. I've never used the word nubile but I think it definitely applies here. She looks so good in this movie that it hurts my chest. She's one of the finer points (literally) of the movie. There's a chick in this movie wearing Paul Stanley's KISS makeup that should email me so I can give her my home address. There's parts of the movie that kinda fall flat but that's to be expected. Check this movie out if non-pc humor and bad mojo violence is your thing. Especially if you liked Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, I think you'll dig this picture. And if you appreciate Jessica Alba in any way. Rating: *** out of *****.


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