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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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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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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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Trivia

The dish soap that Anton (Devon Sawa) squirts into his mouth after attempting to smoke Nutmeg and Oregano is real dish soap. Sawa came up with the gag on the spot. See more »

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When Anton pulls away after hitting Debi with the Ford, both hands can be seen on the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Pnub: Maybe we should clean that up.
Mick: Yeah, and while we're at it, let's just clean the whole fuckin' house.
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Features Glen or Glenda (1953) See more »

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Written by Tim Armstrong & Lars Frederiksen
Performed by Rancid
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A very pleasant surprise
15 September 2005 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

As mentioned in the other comments, this movie is a awful lot better than it would first seem. Its still a rather brainless teen slasher flick, with the usual array of 2D characters ( the goofy friends, gorgeous love interest, aggressive hunk etc) and situations (school Halloween dance), but the great dialogue and great visual effects elevate it above the majority of other movies in the teen slasher style and doesn't do too much talking down to the audience. Where most other movies of this type give the audience 2 answers before a single question is answered Idle Hands has no fears about leaving things unanswered, where the viewer can make their own mind up (for once). Devon Sawa makes for a convincing and cute Anton, while Jessica Alba is all thats needed to keep the target audience of under 20's males glued to their seats. Don't get me wrong, this isn't up there with the likes of Lawrence of Arabia, but it never sets out to be; it's hilariously funny, satisfyingly gory and one hell of a lot better than you'd ever think. Go rent it, you'l be pleasantly surprised. Also, the soundtrack is great.


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