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

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 touching story of a boy and his right hand. 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

Thomas DeLonge: The Blink-182 guitarist plays the drive-thru employee wearing a safari hat who says "Alright!" See more »

Goofs

When Mick is feeding the "head" on the chair cheese balls, the number of cheese balls laying in front of the head changes every time the camera cuts back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Anton: [while attempting to cut his hand off] This is it, I know it.
Pnub: Those things won't even cut my bagel.
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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 Suspiria (1977) See more »

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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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Horrifiying and Hilarious!
16 July 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

I rented "Idle Hands" and I have to say that it was a GREAT movie! It was kind of like "Scary Movie", but better! It was VERY funny!! Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Eldin Ratliff, and Jessica Alba were SPECTACULAR! This is a very funny/gorey movie. The acting is funny and great, and the directing is great! This is a smash-hit! I loved it! I highly recommend this film to horror fans and comedy fans for that matter! I give this film a perfect 10 out of 10!!!!!!! :)


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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