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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.

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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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 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

Gross USA:

$3,602,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,602,884
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Runtime:

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 the mother enters the hotel room and threatens to call the police on Charlie, she picks up the phone on the night stand but you can clearly see there is no line attached to the phone. It's more noticeable when she begins pacing in the room with the phone to her ear. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: Nana, they tortured him.
Fern: So what? A little castor oil down his gullet.
Annette: Uh!
Fern: A little electricity on his dillywhacker.
Annette: Uh!
Fern: Cat piss.
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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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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Hmmmmmmm.....
27 February 2003 | by chaplins_charlieSee all my reviews

Alot of my friends recommended this movie to me saying it was good and down right hilarious. Well, I decided to rent it, but I was out of luck and couldn't find it in the video store. Anyways, 2 years later I'm in a video store outlet and I find it. Since it was cheap, I bought the video. I must say, that after watching this movie I was pretty surprised!! I didn't find it funny or amuzing. I did like the scene where Pesci breaks the pay phones and the "Mr. Simon" song scene with the heads though!! Those were the only hilarious parts through the whole movie. The movie lacked seriousness and although the plot was good, the acting was alittle too sloppy and silly and that's what made the movie pretty lame. And not to mention non-stop profanity. However, Pesci and David Spade were really funny together. 2 and a half out of five stars!!


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