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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag ()


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

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Tommy
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Charlie
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Laurie Bennett
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Dick Bennett
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Annette Bennett
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Ernie
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Steve
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Rico
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Benny
Ernestine Mercer ...
Fern
Frank Roman ...
Paco
Howard George ...
Big Sep
Tom Platz ...
Head of Hugo
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Head of Marty
Calvin Levels ...
Head of Jamal
John Zurlo ...
Head of Little Joey
Roger Cobra ...
Head of Frank
Jeff Sanders ...
Head of Isaiah
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Head of Benito
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So-So Head of Stu
Michael Groh ...
Bad Head of Frank
Wendy Clifford ...
Woman with Baby
Matthew Fonda ...
Organ Carrier
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Juan the Bandito (as Michael Nickles)
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Woman Waiting at Phone
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Customs Inspector
John Webber ...
Airline Ticket Agent
Eduardo Ricard ...
Hotel Doctor
Sally Colon-Petree ...
Maid #1 (as Sally Colon)
Irene Olga López ...
Maid #2
Charles Martiniz ...
Airport Security Guard
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Mr. Escobedo
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Rental Dealer
Philip Suriano ...
Gangster (as Phillip Suriano)
Ellis Williams ...
Newark Porter (as Ellis E. Williams)
Horacio Le Don ...
Airport Customs Inspector (as Horacio LeDon)
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La Purisima Police Officer (as Joe Xavier Rodriguez)
Darius Anderson ...
Mexican Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory Pellico ...
Big Sep's Gangster
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Big Sep's Gang Member (uncredited)
Billy Tim ...
Security Guard (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom Schulman

Written by

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Tom Schulman ... (written by)

Produced by

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John Bertolli ... producer
Tim Foster ... co-producer
Jeff Ivers ... executive producer (as Jeffrey D. Ivers)
Brad Krevoy ... producer
Andrew G. La Marca ... line producer (as Andrew G. LaMarca)
Steven Stabler ... producer

Music by

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Andrew Gross

Cinematography by

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Adam Holender ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Holden

Editorial Department

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Bobby Bell ... assistant film editor
Temple Brown ... post-production assistant
Jenifer Chatfield ... post-production coordinator
Albert Coleman ... first assistant film editor
Ivan Infante ... post-production assistant (as Ernesto Ivan Infante)
Tal David Skloot ... assistant editor: avid (as Tal Skloot)
Mike Stanwick ... color timer

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Amy McIntyre Britt

Production Design by

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Paul Peters

Art Direction by

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Thomas P. Wilkins ... (as Tomas P. Wilkins)

Set Decoration by

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Amy Wells

Costume Design by

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Sanja Milkovic Hays

Makeup Department

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Tammy Ashmore ... key makeup artist
Roland Blancaflor ... key makeup effects artist: Cannom Creations
Mark Boley ... key hair artist: Cannom Creations
June Brickman ... makeup department head
Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects creator
Jeff L. Deist ... effects technician: Cannom Creations (as Jeff Deist)
David Hoehn ... prosthetic eye specialist: Cannom Creations
Lola Kemp ... hair department head
Renate Leuschner ... wig maker: Cannom Creations
J.M. Logan ... effects technician: Cannom Creations (as Josh Logan)
Ralph Love ... effects technician: Cannom Creations
Juliet Loveland ... additional makeup artist
Tom McLaughlin ... formulator: Cannom Creations
Paul Palmeiri ... effects technician: Cannom Creations
Rita Parillo ... key hair stylist
Kelley Perry ... production assistant: Cannom Creations
Ron Pipes ... hair technician: Cannom Creations
Stephen Prouty ... key makeup effects artist: Cannom Creations (as Steve Prouty)
James Sarzotti ... hair stylist: Mr. Pesci / makeup artist: Mr. Pesci
Jennifer Teves ... production coordinator: Cannom Creations
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects producer
Lynne Watson ... hair technician: Cannom Creations

Production Management

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Eric Bergman ... post-production supervisor
Marc S. Fischer ... executive in charge of production
Andrew G. La Marca ... unit production manager (as Andrew G. LaMarca)
Kelly Moran-Brown ... production supervisor
Scott Niemeyer ... executive in charge of production finance

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John P. Aguirre ... second second assistant director
Benita Allen ... first assistant director
Carlos Ramírez ... second second assistant director
Frederic Roth ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Cleone Balsam ... set designer
Mark D. Berrend ... propmaker
Christina Blackledge ... stand-by scenic painter
Robert Bonino ... construction coordinator
Richard Brunton ... leadman (as Rich Brunton)
Liz Chiz ... buyer
Scott Edward Collins ... swing (as Scott Collins)
Michael Cutler ... art department assistant
Tammy DeRuiter ... painter
Doug Dow ... labor gang boss
Josh Ian Elliott ... on-set dresser
Gerald Gates Jr. ... paint foreman (as Gerald J. Gates)
Sean Ginevan ... labor foreman
Robert Hale ... painter gang boss
Reginald Hendrix ... storyboard artist
Lanny Henson ... prop master gang boss (as Lanny E. Henson)
Scott Herbertson ... set designer
R. Todd Hurst ... propmaker (as Todd Hurst)
Michael Johnson ... swing
John Kaiser ... laborer
Gary Leth ... painter
Kenny Minster ... assistant property master
Mike Reiber ... painter
Terry M. Russell ... propmaker gang boss
Victor M. Shannon ... plasterer
Robert Simpson ... propmaker foreman (as Robert Skeet Simpson)
Valerie Jo Van Norte ... swing (as Valerie J. Van Norte)
Richard K. Wright ... property master
Rebecca Young ... art department coordinator
Todd Young ... construction foreman (as Todd A. Young)
Andrew Marc Zerebko ... propmaker
Jeffrey DeBell ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (as Less Bloome)
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist
Patricia Conaway Lamberti ... assistant sound editor (as Patty Conaway)
Dino Dimuro ... sound editor
Tim Drury ... boom operator
Rickley W. Dumm ... assistant sound editor (as Rick Dumm)
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... consultant: Dolby
Gregory Hainer ... sound editor (as Gregory J. Hainer)
John Hays ... cable person
Chris Hogan ... sound effects supervisor (as Christopher Hogan)
Mark Hollingsworth ... sound editor
Micheal B. Huff ... foley recordist
J. Stanley Johnston ... re-recording mixer (as Stanley Johnston)
Trevor Jolly ... sound editor
Kimaree Long ... assistant sound editor (as Kimare Long)
Earl Martin ... foley mixer
Jackson Schwartz ... adr mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer (as Melissa S. Hofmann)
Casey Stone ... additional recordist
Drew Webster ... adr recordist
Ed White ... sound mixer
Michael D. Wilhoit ... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)

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Lou Carlucci ... special effects coordinator
Shea Clayton ... on set artist: Cannom Creations
James Conrad ... on set artist: Cannom Creations
Mick Strawn ... shop foreman (as Mick L. Strawn)
David J. Barker ... special effects welder (uncredited)

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Wenden K. Baldwin ... digital artist: Digiscope (as Wenden Baldwin)
Lawrence Carroll ... digital artist: Digiscope
Grady Cofer ... digital artist: Digiscope
Scott Crawford ... I/O: Digiscope
Enid Dalkoff ... digital artist: Digiscope
Syd Dutton ... matte paintings: Illusion Arts
Lorna Gusner ... digital artist: Digiscope
Dion Hatch ... digital effects producer: Digiscope
Tommy Hooper ... manager: Digiscope
Richard Malzahn ... digital effects
Michael Muscal ... visual effects supervisor
Naomi A. Sato ... digital artist: Digiscope
Lorraine 'Deedle' Silver ... effects producer: Digiscope
Robert Stromberg ... matte paintings: Illusion Arts
Mary Stuart ... executive effects producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart-Welch)
Bill Taylor ... matte paintings: Illusion Arts
Thomas Thill ... executive effects producer: Digiscope

Stunts

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Shane T. Anderson ... stunts
Ted Barba ... stunts
Heather Burton ... stunts
Clarke Coleman ... stunts
Rawn Hutchinson ... stunt coordinator
Terry James ... stunts
Bob Minor ... stunts
Gary Morgan ... stunts
Tony Panterra ... stunts (as Tony Pantera)
Gary Paul ... stunts
Eddie Perez ... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts (as Tommy Rosales)
Brandon Sebek ... stunts
Michelle Sebek ... stunts
Robair Sims ... stunts
David St. Pierre ... stunts
Mary Torres ... stunts
Jose Vasquez ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Monica Barrios-Smith ... camera loader
Marsha Blackburn ... still photographer (as Marsha Blackburn LaMarca)
Shaun Breedlove ... best boy electric
Mark Broneau ... grip
David A. Brown ... best boy grip (as David Brown)
Philip L. Brown ... rigging key grip
Jerry G. Callaway ... camera operator: "a" camera
John Cambria ... first assistant camera
Andrew Carroll ... lamp operator (as Andrew F. Carroll)
Tino Contreras ... grip (as Tino L. Contreras)
Scott Crabbe ... video assist operator
Bob Estrella ... grip
Robert Fischer ... dolly grip
Matthew G. Gordy ... grip
Harold Groshon ... lamp operator (as Hal Groshon)
Michael Guthrie ... grip
David Katz ... video assist supervisor
Tom Kocsis ... video assist assistant
Jason E. Lord ... lamp operator
J. Michael Marlett ... chief lighting technician (as Mike Marlett)
Michael Meinardus ... Steadicam operator (as Michael Gary Meinardus)
Bill Morris ... best boy rigging grip
Charles Newhart ... lamp operator
Craig Peiffer ... key grip (as Craig R. Peiffer)
Paul Postelnicu ... second assistant camera
Phelt M. Saucier ... electric rigging lighting technician
Stephen J. Ullman ... Steadicam assistant (as Steve Ullman)
Chris Carroll ... rigging electric (uncredited)
David Knox ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Weigand ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Helen Mathis ... extras casting: Central Casting
Shelly Shannon ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Denverly Grant ... costumer
Riki Lin Sabusawa ... costume supervisor (as Riki L. Sabusawa)
Irena Stepic ... costumer
Christi Work ... set costumer

Location Management

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James R. Maceo ... location manager
Frank H. Woodward ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Spring Aspers ... music coordinator: Sidewinder Music
Marcus Barone ... executive in charge of music
Audrey DeRoche ... music coordinator (as Audrey deRoche)
John Kurlander ... music scoring mixer
Robert J. Ramirez ... additional orchestrator
Manish Raval ... music coordinator: Sidewinder Music
Lee Scott ... music editor
Happy Walters ... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe ... music coordinator: Sidewinder Music
Phil Cordaro ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / guitar (uncredited) / musician: slide dobro (uncredited)
Chas Smith ... exotic instruments (uncredited)
James Stemple ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mark 'Bugsy' Albertson ... driver (as Mark Albertson)
Roxanne Bradbury ... driver (as Roxanne 'Rocky' Bradbury)
Todd Cousimano ... driver
Jeanne Cowan ... driver
Jim DePue ... driver (as James DePue)
Kevin Hudis ... driver (as Kevin E. Hudis)
Bobby Jones ... driver
David G. Lang ... driver
John Lee ... driver
Randy Mellison ... driver
Chaddon E. Merrick ... driver (as Chaddon Edward Merrick)
Gordie Merrick ... transportation coordinator
Guy Merrick ... transportation co-captain
Michael Merrick ... transportation captain
John Nardone ... driver: Mr. Pesci (as John P. Nardone)
Heriberto Osario ... driver (as Heriberto Osorio)
Louis Provenzano Jr. ... driver (as Louis Provezano Jr.)
Michael D. Speedie ... driver
Arthur Trapolsi ... driver
Gary Wiseman ... driver (as Gary J. Wiseman)

Other crew

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Theodore Ambrosini ... legal services provided by
Brad Arnold ... key set production assistant
Robert Bonar ... production assistant
Ben Boyer ... production assistant
Rizalito S. Capinpin ... production assistant
Rex Carlson ... first assistant production accountant
Elizabeth Chambers ... assistant: Andrew LaMarca (as Elizabeth L. Chambers)
Chris Cussen ... medic
Warren Davis II ... assistant: Mr. Ivers
Tommy DeVito ... security: Mr. Pesci
Christine Donatelli ... production assistant (as Christina Donatelli)
R. Craig Eggertz ... set production assistant (as Craig Eggertz)
Joan Eisenberg ... publicist
Lori Ferrer ... production assistant
James O. Fraioli ... assistant: Mr. Schulman (as James Fraioli)
Brad Frank ... production intern
Linda H. Friedman ... assistant: Mr. Pesci
William Gabriel III ... production assistant
Jorge A. Gallego ... production company assistant
Gary Gero ... animal coordinator
John Robert Gowan ... assistant production coordinator
Joe Guevara ... chef assistant: Ken & Art's Motion Picture Catering Service
Cheryl Hands ... dog trainer / vulture trainer
Bill Hermanns ... assistant: Mr. Bertolli
Stacey Howell-Brown ... stand-in: Kristy Swanson (as Stacey Howell)
Robert Husted ... stand-in: David Spade
Keith A. Jackson ... accounting assistant
Jay Johnson ... title designer: main titles
Nancy Johnston-Walker ... assistant: Mr. Krevoy
Joanna L. Rees Jones ... production company liaison
Kay Kim ... assistant: Mr. Stabler
Terry Langford ... projectionist
Harvey Malkin ... production accountant (as Harve K. Malkin)
Robert Martinez ... stand-in: Todd Louiso
Frank McGonagle ... chef: Ken & Art's Motion Picture Catering Service (as Frank McGonagie)
Emily Milder ... assistant: Mr. Schulman
Mary Mitchel ... script supervisor (as Mary Patton)
Francis Molloy ... chef assistant: Ken & Art's Motion Picture Catering Service
Adam Moos ... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Alfred Nittoli ... stand-in: Joe Pesci
Patty Palmer ... construction medic (as Patty Palmer R.N.)
Apryl A. Prose ... assistant: Mr. Spade
Jade Ramsey ... assistant: Mr. Stabler
Angela Randazzo ... payroll accountant
Sonia Randazzo ... production assistant
Steve Ransohoff ... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Joe Riley ... production assistant
Andrew T. Rothmund ... craft service (as Andrew Rothmund)
Clint Rowe ... coyote trainer
James Sarzotti ... chef: Mrs Pesci
Jarri Schwartz ... assistant: Ms. Swanson
Lynn St. Lewis ... stand-in: Dyan Cannon
Jordan Taylor ... stand-in: Andy Comeau
Victoria White ... production assistant
Jeff Wickline ... set production assistant
Holly Williamson ... production company assistant
Megan Wright ... production intern
John H. Wu ... assistant: Mr. Krevoy
Laurence Brown ... Legal Services (uncredited)
Terry Edinger ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Cari-Esta Albert ... the producers and director wish to thank (as Cari Esta Albert)
Erich Anderson ... the producers and director wish to thank
David Bixler ... the producers and director wish to thank
Jeff Cazanov ... the producers and director wish to thank
Phil Clement ... the producers and director wish to thank
Hall Davidson ... the producers and director wish to thank
Dan Etheridge ... the producers and director wish to thank
Bruce Evans ... the producers and director wish to thank
David Foster ... the producers and director wish to thank
Jackie Foster ... the producers and director wish to thank
Raynold Gideon ... the producers and director wish to thank (as Ray Gideon)
George Helyer ... the producers and director wish to thank
Bradley Jenkel ... the producers and director wish to thank (as Brad Jenkel)
Jeremy Kramer ... the producers and director wish to thank
John Lavachielli ... the producers and director wish to thank
Paul A. Levin ... the producers and director wish to thank
Michael Levy ... the producers and director wish to thank
Richard Lovell ... the producers and director wish to thank
R.J. Murillo ... the producers and director wish to thank
Gil Netter ... the producers and director wish to thank
Jack Rapke ... the producers and director wish to thank
Max Schulman ... the producers and director wish to thank
Miriam Schulman ... the producers and director wish to thank
Peter Schulman ... the producers and director wish to thank
Fred Specktor ... the producers and director wish to thank
Gordon Steel ... the producers and director wish to thank
Ken Stovitz ... the producers and director wish to thank
Bradley Thomas ... the producers and director wish to thank
Fred Turner ... the producers and director wish to thank
Adam Venit ... the producers and director wish to thank
Robert Viharo ... the producers and director wish to thank
Rick Wallace ... the producers and director wish to thank
Alan Wertheimer ... the producers and director wish to thank
Michael Wilson ... the producers and director wish to thank
Jerry Zucker ... the producers and director wish to thank
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Plot Summary

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

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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 »
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Also Known As
  • 8 têtes dans un sac (France)
  • Kopflos - 8 Köpfe im Koffer (Germany)
  • Jäger der verlorenen Schädel (Germany)
  • Ocho cabezas (Spain)
  • 8 гoлов в одной сумке (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,024,516, 20 Apr 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tom Schulman's directorial debut. See more »
Goofs Chain latch on hotel door reappears after falling off. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Murder at 1600/Traveller/8 Heads in a Duffel Bag/Das Boot/Ulysses Gaze (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Do You Love Me See more »
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 »
Quotes Ernie: I think we better pull over, 'cause we need some gas soon.
Tommy Spinelli: Keep fucking driving.
Fern: Didn't I tell you to watch your fucking language?
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