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The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 19 July 1972 (USA)
Doctors are forced to transplant the head of a dying, racist surgeon onto the body of a black death row inmate.

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Lee Frost

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Lee Frost (screenplay), Wes Bishop (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Maxwell Kirshner
Roosevelt Grier ... Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Don Marshall ... Dr. Fred Williams
Roger Perry ... Dr. Philip Desmond
Chelsea Brown ... Lila
Kathrine Baumann ... Patricia (as Kathy Baumann)
John Dullaghan ... Thomas
John Bliss ... Donald
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Police Lieutenant
Jane Kellem Jane Kellem ... Miss Mullen
Lee Frost Lee Frost ... Sergeant Hacker
Wes Bishop Wes Bishop ... Dr. Smith
Roger Gentry Roger Gentry ... Police Sergeant
Britt Nilsson Britt Nilsson ... Nurse
Rick Baker ... Gorilla
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Storyline

A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his head onto the only available candidate: a black man from death row. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The doctor blew it--the most fantastic medical experiment of the age. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beast with Two Heads See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the big police-car/motorcycle chase, in a POV shot from the motorcycle, the stunt driver (who looks nothing like any of the characters on the bike) is on the right side of the screen, with the camera shooting over his left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Maxwell Kirshner: Phillip... Get me another body... please.
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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

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I'm Truly Happy
Composed by Jerry Peters, Produced by Jerry Butler
Performed by The Sylvers (uncredited)
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A Howler from start to finish...
10 August 2005 | by pam-lunnSee all my reviews

I must start off by saying I love "B" movies, but even if you aren't normally a "B" movie fan you will get a kick out of this 1972 American International Picture. This movie pairs Ray Milland as a bigoted doctor who is dying of cancer who has his head transplanted on to the body of wrongly confused death row inmate Rosey Grier. The whole movie is bizarre from start to finish. Watch the two head gorilla run amok in a grocery store! See Rosey and Ray on a motorcycle trying to outrun the fuzz! Whoever came up with the concept for this turkey must have been on crack cocaine or LSD. One has to wonder what made Academy Award winner Ray Milland to even consider doing this movie. He had to be drunk, completely broke or both to appear in this mess. This movie is so bad it's great! If you have never seen this movie I recommend that you rent it and then call over a group of friends, break out the beer and the popcorn and then sit back for a fun evening.


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