History Film / EightHeadsInADuffelBag

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17th Jan '17 5:51:38 PM Mdumas43073
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''Get ready for cut-throat comedy!''

Mob courier Tommy Spinelli (Creator/JoePesci) has been ordered by his superior to bring back eight decapitated victims' heads. At the airport he crosses paths with a young med-school graduate who's about to join his girlfriend and her parents at a hotel in Mexico. When Spinelli reaches his destination, he finds that he and the med student have inadvertently swapped luggage. HilarityEnsues.

Also features Creator/KristySwanson, David Spade, Dyan Cannon, and George Hamilton.

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''Get ->''"Get ready for cut-throat comedy!''

comedy!"''
-->-- '''{{Tagline}}'''

A 1997 BlackComedy film directed by Tom Schuman and starring Creator/JoePesci.

Mob courier Tommy Spinelli (Creator/JoePesci) (Pesci) has been ordered by his superior to bring back eight decapitated victims' heads. At the airport he crosses paths with a young med-school graduate who's about to join his girlfriend and her parents at a hotel in Mexico. When Spinelli reaches his destination, he finds that he and the med student have inadvertently swapped luggage. HilarityEnsues.

Also features Creator/KristySwanson, David Spade, Creator/DavidSpade, Dyan Cannon, and George Hamilton.
20th Dec '16 4:50:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* FauxActionGirl: Laurie is [[InformedAbility talked up by her fiancé as a race-car driver]], but this is never mentioned again. She also does only token {{Badass}} things such as [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping people]] and clonking another woman over the head with a vase.

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* FauxActionGirl: Laurie is [[InformedAbility talked up by her fiancé as a race-car driver]], but this is never mentioned again. She also does only token {{Badass}} badass things such as [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping people]] and clonking another woman over the head with a vase.
15th May '16 11:35:25 PM PaulA
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* DeerInTheHeadlights: Laurie.



* FauxActionGirl: Laurie is [[InformedAbility talked up by her fiancé as a race-car driver]], but this is never mentioned again. She also does only token {{Badass}} things such as [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping people]] and clonking another woman over the head with a vase.



-->'''Charlie:''' I don't think [Laurie's] father likes me.
-->'''Tommy:''' I can understand that. I just met you, and I don't like you either.

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-->'''Charlie:''' I don't think [Laurie's] father likes me.
-->'''Tommy:'''
me.\\
'''Tommy:'''
I can understand that. I just met you, and I don't like you either.



-->'''Grandma:''' Get your hands off me, you goon! Don't fuck with meeeeeeee!"

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-->'''Grandma:''' Get your hands off me, you goon! Don't fuck with meeeeeeee!"meeeeeeee!
6th Oct '15 8:56:49 AM JamesAustin
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Also features Kristy Swanson, David Spade, Dyan Cannon, and George Hamilton.

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Also features Kristy Swanson, Creator/KristySwanson, David Spade, Dyan Cannon, and George Hamilton.



* ActorAllusion
** The character of Tommy Spinelli is obviously indebted to Creator/JoePesci's many [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] mobster characters. In fact, a gag credit at the end of the film lists "Tommy Devito" (Pesci's character in ''[=GoodFellas=]'') as a bodyguard for Spinelli.
** Also, this is hardly the first time that [[TheChase Kristy Swanson has had a rich idiot father and gone vacationing in Mexico]].



* PlayingAgainstType: The director had previously won an Oscar for writing ''DeadPoetsSociety'' (an inspirational drama).
18th Feb '15 2:07:09 AM Medinoc
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* SatchelSwitcheroo: The basis of the plot.
31st Dec '14 5:56:54 PM nombretomado
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Mob courier Tommy Spinelli (JoePesci) has been ordered by his superior to bring back eight decapitated victims' heads. At the airport he crosses paths with a young med-school graduate who's about to join his girlfriend and her parents at a hotel in Mexico. When Spinelli reaches his destination, he finds that he and the med student have inadvertently swapped luggage. HilarityEnsues.

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Mob courier Tommy Spinelli (JoePesci) (Creator/JoePesci) has been ordered by his superior to bring back eight decapitated victims' heads. At the airport he crosses paths with a young med-school graduate who's about to join his girlfriend and her parents at a hotel in Mexico. When Spinelli reaches his destination, he finds that he and the med student have inadvertently swapped luggage. HilarityEnsues.



** The character of Tommy Spinelli is obviously indebted to JoePesci's many [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] mobster characters. In fact, a gag credit at the end of the film lists "Tommy Devito" (Pesci's character in ''[=GoodFellas=]'') as a bodyguard for Spinelli.

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** The character of Tommy Spinelli is obviously indebted to JoePesci's Creator/JoePesci's many [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] mobster characters. In fact, a gag credit at the end of the film lists "Tommy Devito" (Pesci's character in ''[=GoodFellas=]'') as a bodyguard for Spinelli.



* HairTriggerTemper: Tommy. [[JoePesci Naturally]].

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* HairTriggerTemper: Tommy. [[JoePesci [[Creator/JoePesci Naturally]].
20th Dec '13 10:28:35 PM HawktureShorts155
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* ILied: When Laurie finds one of the heads, she screams loud enough for the entire hotel staff to hear. Charlie quickly grabs Laurie and muffles her mouth with his hand just as one of the employees opens the door. Charlie reassures him that everything is fine, prompting the employee to leave. Then Charlie tells Laurie that he will let her go if she promises not to scream again. Laurie gives her word - and then, once she is free, immediately resumes screaming!

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* ILied: When Laurie finds one of the heads, she screams loud enough for the entire hotel staff to hear. Charlie quickly grabs Laurie and muffles her mouth with his hand just as one of the employees opens the door. Charlie reassures him that everything is fine, prompting the employee to leave. Then Charlie tells Laurie that he will let her go if she promises not to scream again. Laurie [[SchmuckBait gives her word word]] - and then, once she is free, immediately resumes screaming!
19th Dec '13 9:34:32 PM HawktureShorts155
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-->'''Annette:''' I thought the old battle-axe would never die!
26th Sep '13 9:50:51 PM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Movie!Buffy is on vacation in Mexico with her dad George Hamilton? And since when did [[HomeAlone Harry]] join the Mafia?
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