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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Joe Pesci Tommy Spinelli
Andy Comeau Charlie Pritchett
Kristy Swanson Laurie Bennett
David Spade Ernie Lipscomb
Todd Louiso Steve
George Hamilton Dick Bennett
Dyan Cannon Annette Bennett
Joe Basile Benny
Howard George Big Sep
Frank Roman Paco
Ernestine Mercer Fern
Anthony Mangano Rico
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family
Director Tom Schulman
Producer John Bertolli; Brad Krevoy
Writer Tom Schulman
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 95 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 4.7
Cross What's up Doc with Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and you get this dark screwball comedy of murder and lost luggage. Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. Medical student Charlie Pritchett (Andy Comeau) is headed to Mexico with his fiancée Laurie Bennett (Kristy Swanson) to meet her parents. Charlie's suitcase is identical to Tommy's, and it's not until Tommy arrives in San Diego that he discovers that there are no heads in his bag, while Charlie realizes his duffel most certainly does not contain his vacation wardrobe. Tommy finds Charlie's address in the bag and heads to the fraternity house he calls home, where he drafts Charlie's friends Ernie (David Spade) and Steve (Todd Louiso) into finding him some replacement heads post-haste. Meanwhile, Laurie's parents (Dyan Cannon and George Hamilton) are a bit miffed to discover that their future son-in-law is travelling with a bag full of rotting heads, while Laurie is ready to give Charlie his walking papers. Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag was the directorial debut of screenwriter Tom Schulman, who won an Academy Award for his script for the movie Dead Poets Society. — Mark Deming
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Collection Status In Collection
Location Main
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 027616880055
Release Date 10/7/2003
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby