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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Details


Cross with 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 Tom Schulman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Joe Pesci
as Tommy Spinelli
Andy Comeau
as Charlie Pritchett
Kristy Swanson
as Laurie Bennett
Todd Louiso
as Steve
David Spade
as Ernie Lipscomb
George Hamilton
as Dick Bennett
Dyan Cannon
as Annette Bennett
Ernestine Mercer
as Fern Bennett
Frank Roman
as Paco
Joe Basile
as Benny
Anthony Mangano
as Rico
Howard George
as Big Sep


Tom Schulman
John Bertolli
Brad Krevoy
Steven Stabler
Adam Holender
David Holden
Tim Foster
Jeffrey D. Ivers
Executive Producer
Sanja Milkovic Hays
Costume Designer
Paul Peters
Costume Designer
Ed White
Sound/Sound Designer
Benita Allen
First Assistant Director
Amy McIntyre-Britt
Jane Jenkins
Janet Hirshenson
Greg Cannom
Makeup Special Effects