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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 18 April 1997 (USA)
A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his gang's latest hit, has been switched.

Director:

Tom Schulman

Writer:

Tom Schulman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Tommy
Andy Comeau ... Charlie
Kristy Swanson ... Laurie Bennett
George Hamilton ... Dick Bennett
Dyan Cannon ... Annette Bennett
David Spade ... Ernie
Todd Louiso ... Steve
Anthony Mangano ... Rico
Joe Basile ... Benny
Ernestine Mercer Ernestine Mercer ... Fern
Frank Roman Frank Roman ... Paco
Howard George Howard George ... Big Sep
Tom Platz Tom Platz ... Head of Hugo
Endre Hules ... Head of Marty
Calvin Levels ... Head of Jamal
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Storyline

This is a very black comedy. A mob courier is hired to transport the heads of eight murder victims to a mob boss. However, the duffel bag gets mixed up with the bag of a college student who is off on a vacation in Mexico with his girlfriend and her parents. However, the mother is a recovering alcoholic whom everyone believes is delusional when she claims to have found heads. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Meet Tommy Spinelli. He's got two days to deliver this bag, or more heads are gonna roll. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Orion

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 tĂȘtes dans un sac See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Ana, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,024,516, 20 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,559,990, 4 May 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Schulman's directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie first opens the duffel, all the heads are sealed in their wrappers, whereas before, one wrapper was clearly half-open for Annette to see its face. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: Let's call the police.
Charlie: No! We're in Mexico, Laurie. A third world country. You don't just call the police in a third world country and tell them you found eight human heads in your luggage.
Laurie: Why not?
Charlie: Because they have no laws here. They'll turn me into a taco.
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Crazy Credits

Tommy DeVito is mentioned as being a bodyguard for Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci). It's in fact a gag credit referring to Pesci's role of Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas (1990). See more »

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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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The title says it all
31 May 2002 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

"8 Heads in a Duffel Bag" is a lame comedy built around a duffel bag which contains 8 human heads and all the nonsensical things which can happen to 8 heads. Except for Pesci, the film has a bunch of second rate acting talent involved in a silly make-it-up-as-you-go story about a gangster who's transporting the duffel bag and, of course, gets it mixed up with a similar duffel bag in airport baggage claim (how original) and....blaa, blaa. Bottom line; this no brainer offers marginal entertainment for the hard up couch potato and little else.


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