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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 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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A mindless comedy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joe Pesci is fitted with a dental prosthetic featuring a gap tooth. See more »

Goofs

During the final bit of the "headless corpses tussling with Tommy in his bed" footage, part of the CGI-removed head of the actor can be seen as a faint blurry outline above the stump of the corpse's neck. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Spinelli: I need a flight to Bethesda University.
Ticket Taker: I'm not sure the university has its own airport but we can fly you to Baltimore, will that do?
Tommy Spinelli: Hey don't get cute with me, asshole, huh?
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Connections

Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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San Pedro
Written by Alain Leroux (as Alain J. Laroux)
Courtesy of Parry-Music Library
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A pretty entertaining comedy of errors
24 August 2000 | by Mike-DDSee all my reviews

Quite a load of laughs in this movie. Funny and entertaining, as well as maintaining interest by throwing in a few surprises and twists. Fine acting by most of the actors, in the sense that they manage to capture the uproarious mood of the movie throughout, with its series of laugh-invoking antics designed to prevent innocent people of knowing what's in the duffel bag, while seeking to try to either get rid or exchange for the correct bags. Not a classic comedy in any sense, but one which will keep you laughing and smirking throughout, without resorting to gags all the time to make you enjoy.


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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 Heads in a Duffel Bag See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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