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Idle Hands (1999)

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

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

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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 trailer contains a scene of Mick and Pnub ascending a heavenly staircase wearing football equipment. This is a scene from the alternate ending included on the DVD. 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

Randy: Oh man, I cannot believe you cock-blocked me like that. I thought we were buds!
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Connections

Spoofs Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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A very pleasant surprise
15 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

As mentioned in the other comments, this movie is a awful lot better than it would first seem. Its still a rather brainless teen slasher flick, with the usual array of 2D characters ( the goofy friends, gorgeous love interest, aggressive hunk etc) and situations (school Halloween dance), but the great dialogue and great visual effects elevate it above the majority of other movies in the teen slasher style and doesn't do too much talking down to the audience. Where most other movies of this type give the audience 2 answers before a single question is answered Idle Hands has no fears about leaving things unanswered, where the viewer can make their own mind up (for once). Devon Sawa makes for a convincing and cute Anton, while Jessica Alba is all thats needed to keep the target audience of under 20's males glued to their seats. Don't get me wrong, this isn't up there with the likes of Lawrence of Arabia, but it never sets out to be; it's hilariously funny, satisfyingly gory and one hell of a lot better than you'd ever think. Go rent it, you'l be pleasantly surprised. Also, the soundtrack is great.


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