Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.

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Mick Garris

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Clive Barker (short story "The Body Politic"), Stephen King (short story "Chattery Teeth") | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Christopher Lloyd ... Aaron Quicksilver
Matt Frewer ... Charlie / Dr. Charles George
Raphael Sbarge ... Kerry Parker / Bill Hogan
Missy Crider ... Olivia Harmon Parker / Lita Hogan
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Bryan Adams
Bill Nunn ... Len
Veronica Cartwright ... Myra
Bill Bolender ... Scooter
Amelia Heinle ... Darlene
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clive Barker ... Anesthesiologist
Cynthia Garris ... Ellen George
Kevin Grevioux ... Police Sergeant
Christopher Hart ... Lefty
William Frederick Knight ... Rhinoplasty Man (as William Knight)
John Landis ... Surgical Assistant
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This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the "Chattery Teeth" about a man who picks up a hitchhiker and the second is based on a Clive Barker story called "The Body Politic" about hands that rebel against the body. Written by Spanner <Spanner@AOL.Com>

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Horror | Thriller

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Veronica Cartwright wore a fat suit for her part as Myra. See more »

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Aaron Quicksilver: You might say I'm a collector of rare objects
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References Scanners (1981) See more »

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Strangely entertaining
1 October 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I was in a mediocre hotel in England, up at two in the morning and couldn't get to sleep. I decided to put the TV on and one of the first channels I flipped to was a show starring Christopher Lloyd. It looked pretty bad, but there was something about it that was strangely fascinating...

I later found out that it was not actually a TV show, but rather a television movie. (Wow, big difference.) Christopher Lloyd plays Quicksilver, a mysterious old man who roams the country delivering moral tales. His first he delivers to a newlywed bride whose car has broken down, and whose husband has wandered away looking for a gas station.

His tale involves a similar fate involving a man named Charlie (Matt Frewer) who picks up a hitchhiker and is nearly killed by him.

The next involves a man whose hand is chopped off by his other hand (!) and all the hands in the world start a revolt. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds, and hilarious to watch.

The movie is perhaps unintentionally bad, but I was entertained. It's a very corny, silly movie that is easy to watch. The special effects are simply awful in the hand-attack narrative. I loved it.

Lloyd is overacting (or overREacting?) in a script full of clichés. Author Clive Barker and director John Landis even offer their not-so-subtle cameos.

All in all, if you have nothing better to watch, this WILL keep you very entertained...a huge guilty pleasure.


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Release Date:

13 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King & Clive Barker's Quicksilver Highway See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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