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  »

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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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The film, in which the main character kills his parents and his two best friends (albeit not intentionally), was delayed in its release because of the Columbine massacre. See more »

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Anton disconnects the blue mouthpiece to his "asthma inhaler" and begins to light up, however the mouth piece is knocked out of his hand when Mick reaches through the ground and grabs Anton. When Anton stands up, the blue mouth piece is still attached. See more »

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Pnub: [after finding Curtis and his date dead in his car] What a waste.
Mick: I thought you didn't like Curtis.
Pnub: I'm talkin' about that ass!
Mick: Well, at least he died happy.
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Spoofs The Hand (1981) See more »

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Second Solution
Written by Chris Cheney
Performed by The Living End
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
& Modular Recordings Pty. Ltd.
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Great mix of horror and humor
12 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For reasons unknown, I couldn't see Idle Hands when it was released into theatres last year in 1999. I didn't get a chance to see it until it came out on tape in August later of that year. The plot centers around Anton Tobias(Devon Sawa), he's 17, he hasn't been to school in 6 months, he's in love with Molly(Jessica Alba) a girl who has lived across the street from him for lord knows how long, and he smokes pot with his friends Mick(Seth Green) and Pnub(Elden Henson). Anyway, Anton wakes up one day to find that his parents have disappeared, (although it takes him about two days to realize this). This goes to show you should stop smoking pot all the time. It isn't long before Anton discovers his horribly mutilated parents and that his right hand has been possessed by Satan. His hand soon kills his best friends Mick and Pnub. With the help of a priestess Debi(Vivica A. Fox) and a local headbanger (Jack Noseworthy) Anton comes up with a few odd ways of keeping his hand occupied from its homicidal tendencies such as listening to heavy metal and needle point.

Let me just say that this movie is hilarious. I should also say that this movie is also one of the grossest and goriest movies I've ever seen. There are quite a few hilarious moments as well as a few shocking ones.

Vivica A. Fox's name says it all and Jessica Alba isn't bad to look at either.

10/10


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