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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his gang's latest hit, has been switched.

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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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Get ready for cut-throat comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Orion

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 têtes 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

Toward the end of the movie, when Tommy has the conversation with Rico and Benny in the restaurant, the guns in Rico and Benny's waistbands disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: This university has the largest cryonics facility in the country. They've got hundreds of frozen heads.
Tommy Spinelli: Why do they got hundreds of frozen heads?
Ernie: [sarcastically] I think for, uh, situations like this.
Tommy Spinelli: Hey don't be a little smart ass, you!
Ernie: Look, they have them because people feel that maybe in a couple hundred years, we can bring them back to life, clone them a nice, healthy body.
Tommy Spinelli: Are you jerking me around?
Ernie: What? Oh my God. You just put welts and bruises over 90% of my body and now you're talking...
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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 »

Connections

References Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Aquellos Dos Que Se Amaban
Performed by Eric Speier, Ismael Gallegos (as Ishmael Gallegas), Nestor Escobar,
Efrain Andrade, Hector Castro
Written by Eric Speier, Ismael Gallegos (as Ishmael Gallegas)
Courtesy of Speier Music Productions
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You'll laugh your head off!
28 November 2002 | by Nomad-7See all my reviews

Sure, there's nothing funny about a bagman carrying the heads of eight murdered men across the country, but this movie is a scream. Pesci is wonderful. The story is obvious--swapped luggage--but it's never been done like this before. You won't believe that you could laugh so hard at something this unfunny, but you will!


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