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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... Roger
Pat Priest ... Linda
Casey Kasem ... Ken
Albert Cole ... Cass
John Bloom ... Danny
Berry Kroeger ... Max
Larry Vincent Larry Vincent ... Andrew
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... Sheriff
Jerry Patterson Jerry Patterson ... Deputy
Darlene Duralia Darlene Duralia ... Miss Pierce
Raymond Thorne Raymond Thorne ... Motorcyclist (as Ray Thorn)
Gary Kent ... Motorcyclist (as Donald Brody)
Mary Ellen Clawsen Mary Ellen Clawsen ... Motorcyclist
Janice P. Gelman Janice P. Gelman ... Teenager
Mike Espe Mike Espe ... Teenager
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Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's father before being gunned down himself. With the maniac dying and Danny deeply unsettled by his father's death, Dr. Girard decides to take the final step and transplant the killer's head onto Danny's body. Of course, things go horribly wrong and the two-headed creature escapes to terrorize the countryside. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Science Runs Amok! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was completed in six days. See more »

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The movie Cass dives through at the beginning of the film was obviously covered in plastic. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [as the 2 headed monster wakes up] Daddy. Daddy.
Cass: Whatta you know. He can talk.
Danny: Who are you?
Cass: I'm your brother.
Danny: I don't have a, a brother.
Cass: You do now. I don't like it any better. But until we can do something about it, I'm running this monster, understand?
Danny: Uh, my neck hurts.
Cass: My neck hurts, stupid. Don't you see what these maniacs had done to us?
Danny: Stop jerking around. You and I are now one, dummy. Let's stand up. I'll show you.
Cass: [as the monster gets up and starts walking for the first time] Aaaagh! I ...
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Alternate Versions

The "Midnight Movies" DVD from MGM has violence restored that was cut for its original "GP" rating. Most notably the death of the retarded man's father with a shot of his bloody head from the garden rake and the murder of the biker has additional hits and shots of biker's face being bloody from the chain beating by the creature. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.183 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Incredible
Lyrics by Barnabus Hill
Music by John Hill
Sung by Bobbie Boyle
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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971) **
5 September 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

I always wish I could have more fun with this than I actually do. Is there such a thing as a cheapo Grade-Z flick being a "missed opportunity"? It's got so many potentially good-time cheese ingredients: Pat Priest (The Munsters), Bruce Dern, Albert Cole, John Bloom and Casey Kasem (!). But there's just something about it that's a lost opportunity as side-splitting exploitation hijinks, and it's never as much of a good time as its companion piece, THE THING WITH TWO HEADS.

Things seem kind of slow-paced for such an offbeat idea, and the good stuff doesn't really get started till halfway through the film. I get the feeling that Bruce Dern was completely devastated by being in this thing as he remains completely lethargic and practically whispers all of his lines throughout without any hint of conviction whatsoever. Then again, that's usually just Bruce Dern. Either way, his is a God-awful performance. I do like one really awesome shot where the lumbering two-headed creature is making its way across a misty lake at night, en route to surprising a couple necking in their car. Albert Cole is properly sadistic as the "bad head" while John Bloom (who was the Frankenstein Monster in "Dracula vs. Frankenstein") manages to pull of his "sympathetic retarded man" quite well. ** out of ****


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