8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
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Movie InfoAll gangster Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) wants to do is board a plane and get to San Diego with minimum fuss so that he can deliver his carry-on bag to his boss. Unfortunately, his bag is bumped during boarding and in the ensuing shuffle is switched with that of Mexico-bound med student Charlie Pritchertt (Andy Comeau). Charlie is heading South to meet and hopefully impress the snooty parents (Dyan Cannon and George Hamilton) of his girlfriend Laurie Bennett (Kristy Swanson). He has no idea that the bag he carries contains the severed heads of eight L.A. gangsters that Tommy was transporting as proof of a successful hit. It is his girl friend's boozy mom who makes the grisly discovery and immediately deduces that her daughter's true love is a serial killer. Meanwhile, Tommy, who finds his precious bag contains only a script an and address to a dorm on a Maryland university campus, embarks upon a frantic search to find those elusive heads. … More
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Formula drawing room comedy that has everybody reacting to a thing, whatever the thing happens to be in whatever story (Guess what the thing is in this movie? Go on, try it, you might get lucky), only this comedy adds Pesci as his trademark mob hitman. It gets old faster than it should've as Pesci's role is underwritten, but then so is the entire effort.More
I saw this one when it came out. I thought it was a decent flick, nothing to great, but not that bad. I've seen far worst comedies than this. I thought that the film had some decent comedic bits here and there, but nothing to really make it stand out. This is really a decent little comedy, one that is mildly funny. Joe Pesci is pretty good, and without him in the film, this would have been a total dud. However, this is enjoyable enough to watch at least once. As a whole, there are far better comedies out there, than this, but for the most part, this one does have a few good laughs here and there. The film had potential to being a memorable comedy, and I think it's quite a shame because the idea the film was very interesting. I think it's too bad that they didn't focus more on the quality of the jokes. The jokes are at times lacking, and don't stand out. I don't see the film as a total waste of time, more like a mindless comedic viewing experience that's quite forgettable. 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag is a decent film to watch. I found the film quite enjoyable but this is not a film I would watch again. The gags like I said could have been improved on, but some do make you chuckle. In the end it's a shame they couldn't have thought of better material to add to its interesting premise. A decent comedy that has a few decent laughs and far from bad as what many critics have said.More
I don't know why some people saw this as a stupid comedy. I really love it. It's like half dark comedy and half screwball comedy. The story is good, although it's not a new one. The actors are good too, they're all very funny. I highly recommend this movie, even if no one else will.More
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