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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
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Cast

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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Taglines:

The Devil will find work for idle hands to do... but what happens when he chooses the laziest teen slacker in the world to do his dirty work? 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diablo metió la mano See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a literal take on the saying "Idle hands are the devil's playground," which derives from the Bible verse, Proverbs 16:27 that begins "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." Meaning when there's nothing to do, and too much free-time, a person can wind up doing bad things. See more »

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Both hands are visible. After Curtis and Tiffany are found in the car, Anton places his right hand on Mick's shoulder, then his left hand as he's walking away. See more »

Quotes

Anton: So, what are you guys doing here?
Pnub: We need a place to kick it. Don't be selfish, Anton! No one else's parents are dead!
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Alternate Versions

The TV version seen on Sci-fi has alternate takes of scenes with profanity, instead of awkward overdubbing. Most notably the scene in Pnub's bedroom where "I hate that fuckin' show" is missing the f-word and "Jerking off in the milkshake maker" is changed to "Spitting in the milkshake maker" See more »

Connections

References Red Shoe Diaries (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Sedated
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone
(as John Cummings) and Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Performed by The Offspring
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User Reviews

I love this movie!
11 August 2004 | by Tenchi64589See 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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