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Idle Hands (1999)

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

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The Hand
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McMacy
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Ruck (as Nick Sadler)
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Curtis
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Tiffany
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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 film that give horror movies the finger. 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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Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo metió la mano  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,807,181, 2 May 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,002,955, 13 June 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The video clip Anton and his friends are watching is "Dragula" by Rob Zombie. See more »

Goofs

When Anton microwaves the hand and blood spatters on the inside of the microwave, the position and pattern of the blood on the microwave window changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mick: Hey, you were right. Anton does scream like a girl!
Pnub: You think we should tell him that we put that writing on the ceiling?
Mick: Fuck it!
Pnub: Hey, let's go walk through a nurse!
Mick: Okay, but be careful. Some of them are guys.
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Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Cailin
Written by Scott Russo, Wade Youman, Rob Brewer & Steve Morris
Performed by Unwritten Law
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

I love this movie!
11 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

What more can I say about this movie?

All I knew about it was that it had quite a few elements of teen comedy and that I've only seen the tail end of it a few times.

Now that I finally saw the whole thing, it's now one of my favorites!

It's a welcome change from most of the horror movies I've seen.

Great music, great acting, and gorgeous women (Specifically speaking, Jessica Alba)... what more do you want?

This is one of those movies that you can watch and understand it perfectly... whether or not you're stoned.

10 out of 10


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