Idle Hands

April 30th, 1999


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Seth Green co-stars as MickPnub & Mick at the Halloween partyJessica Alba with director Rodman FlenderDebi & RandyJessica Alba co-stars as MollyMick & Pnub

Lazy Anton's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 5.9/10 (20,521 voted)

Critic's Score: 31/100

Director: Rodman Flender

Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson

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.

Writers: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer

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

Taglines: Get your hands on this hot new horror comedy!

Release Date: 30 April 1999

Filming Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,807,181 (USA) (2 May 1999) (1611 Screens)

Gross: $4,002,955 (USA) (13 June 1999)

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

When Anton kills the two police officers, Pnub shouts out "Go, go Buffalo". This is a reference to a deleted scene in which Anton remembers the two police officers as "the head and ass of the school mascot, Go, go Buffalo"

Continuity: 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.

Mick: It's Mighty Joe bong!

User Review

Excellent, violent tongue in a cheek slapstick horror comedy


I can only say that I never expected very much from "Idle hands" but luckily I watched it anyway because the film turned out to be rather a pleasant surprise. Brutal gore effects, amusing dialogue, wacky storyline and wild situation comic makes this film much better than most of the recently released horror flicks. Devon Sawa was amazingly funny in the leading role of young Anton and I have to give it to him: he really performed some pretty damn skillful and terrificly successful slapstick comedy. Seth Green and Elden Henson as his silly pothead pals were highly amusing too and Jessica Alba was, well, simply lovely. This movie contains such a crazy ideas and black, wicked humor I can't help of loving it. I also have to say how very happy I was to find out that "Idle hands" wasn't just a bunch of teens screaming, running and hiding from the vicious serial killer but actually much more than that. I'm also a fan of The Ramones and this movie gave me a nice opportunity to hear their classic hit song "I wanna be sedated" as performed by The Offspring. So I suggest you to forget your ridiculous "Scream" -trilogy and the likes of "I know what you did last summer" and "The Faculty" and watch refreshing "Idle hands" instead. This dark and speedy tongue in a cheek splatter comedy is a great, captivating experience you shouldn't miss if you wanna enjoy and have some bloody good laughs.