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Idle Hands (1999)

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A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director:

Rodman Flender

Writers:

Terri Hughes Burton (as Terri Hughes), Ron Milbauer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Anton Tobias
Seth Green ... Mick
Elden Henson ... Pnub
Jessica Alba ... Molly
Vivica A. Fox ... Debi LeCure
Christopher Hart ... The Hand
Jack Noseworthy ... Randy
Katie Wright ... Tanya
Sean Whalen ... McMacy
Nicholas Sadler ... Ruck (as Nick Sadler)
Fred Willard ... Dad Tobias
Connie Ray ... Mom Tobias
Steve Van Wormer ... Curtis
Kelly Monaco ... Tiffany
Timothy Stack ... Principal Tidwell
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Storyline

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. Written by Anonymous

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The comedy that gives horror films the backhand. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, pervasive teen drug use, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film, in which the main character kills his parents and his two best friends (albeit not intentionally), was delayed in its release because of the Columbine massacre. See more »

Goofs

The United States DVD claims to include supplementary production notes, but there are none on the disc or printed inside the cover. See more »

Quotes

Pnub: [after finding Curtis and his date dead in his car] What a waste.
Mick: I thought you didn't like Curtis.
Pnub: I'm talkin' about that ass!
Mick: Well, at least he died happy.
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Alternate Versions

Besides the profanity noted above, all scenes of drug use have been taken out on TV too. This makes the ending very odd (Anton mysteriously has smoke in his mouth but we never see where it came from). Some blood/gore has been taken out, and some nudity has been taken out too. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Written and Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Comedy & Horror Seem To Work Well Together
1 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I thought this was going to be just another dumb teen comedy. After watching the first 10 minutes, I was convinced it was, and was ready to try something else. Well, I am glad I stayed with it. It was very funny and a combination comedy and horror film. Yes, it's humor geared more for teens but people far older than 15 should still get a lot of laughs out of this.

Warning: some of the scenes are pretty gross, at least for a comedy, but that's what made those particularly scenes funny. Comedy and horror mix well together, anyway.

The film reminded me a bit of "American Werewolf in London" with the "undead" kids. Despite the absurdity of it, there are a couple of good message in here....but, generally, this is purely escapist fun and nothing else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Idle Hands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,807,181, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$4,152,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,152,230
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1.85 : 1
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