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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 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)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo metió la mano  »

Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$4,002,955 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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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

When Anton awakes in the beginning the mouthpiece is on his inhaler, when he goes downstairs to the kitchen it is missing, it then reappears when he uses it as a pipe. See more »

Quotes

Mick: OK,I'm not going through all this Tanya.
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Written by Scott Russo, Wade Youman, Rob Brewer & Steve Morris
Performed by Unwritten Law
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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