Idle HandsApril 30, 1999
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
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
Vivica A. Fox
(as Nick Sadler)
Steve Van Wormer
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Release Date: 30 April 1999
Filming Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $1,807,181
(2 May 1999)
(13 June 1999)
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"
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.
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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