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Idle Hands (1999)

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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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The comedy that gives horror films the backhand. 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 metiĆ³ la mano  »

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$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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Both Eldon Henson's and Seth Green's character names (Mick & Pnub) are based on the SNL skit where Eddie Murphy played an illiterate character named Buckwheat, who sang popular (at the time) songs in a way that he wasn't understood half the time. In one skit, he sings the song "Lookin' for Love" and sings "Wookin' pa nub in a da wong paces..." It can be heard on the commentary that both Mick's and Pnub's names are based on this skit. (If you say "Mick & Pnub" quickly it almost sounds exactly alike.) See more »

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When Mick is feeding the "head" on the chair cheese balls, the number of cheese balls laying in front of the head changes every time the camera cuts back and forth. See more »

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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 Scream (1996) See more »

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Written by Tim Armstrong & Lars Frederiksen
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Comedy & Horror Seem To Work Well Together
1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was going to be just another dumb teen comedy. After watching the first 10 minutes, I was convinced it was, and was ready to try something else. Well, I am glad I stayed with it. It was very funny and a combination comedy and horror film. Yes, it's humor geared more for teens but people far older than 15 should still get a lot of laughs out of this.

Warning: some of the scenes are pretty gross, at least for a comedy, but that's what made those particularly scenes funny. Comedy and horror mix well together, anyway.

The film reminded me a bit of "American Werewolf in London" with the "undead" kids. Despite the absurdity of it, there are a couple of good message in here....but, generally, this is purely escapist fun and nothing else.


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