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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

Writers:

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 John Dullaghan ... Thomas
John Bliss 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

Certificate:

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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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Goofs

The make of the police car changes during the car/motorcycle chase. When it's hit from behind and the trunk won't close, it's a Ford. Later, the same car is a Dodge with its trunk open. Soon after, it turns back into a Ford. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Maxwell Kirshner: What the hell is the matter with you, Moss? Get back to bed!
Jack Moss: You jive.
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Truly Happy
Composed by Jerry Peters, Produced by Jerry Butler
Performed by The Sylvers (uncredited)
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Awful, but I can't stop watching it!
6 July 2003 | by stan_cSee all my reviews

Every time this film shows up on cable, I just watch it in wonder. If they thought they were making a parody, they didn't succeed; and they couldn't have been serious, could they?

Weak script, bad effects, boring chase scenes. Couldn't be worse...

Yet, shockingly, I watch it every time in total amazement. I sometimes do an exercise by putting myself in Ray Milland's place in an attempt to practice empathy.

It is the best worst movie I ever saw. I love it every time. Help me, please help me.


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