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Idle Hands (1999)

I just watched this for the first time since it came out. Wikipedia lists Robert Englund as the voice of the hand and multiple other websites reference this, but the hand never talked. I also found the wiki quotes page with a list of quotes attributed to the hand. Am I missing something or is this some dumb prank someone pulled?

As for the movie, it wasnít terrible. I like most of the actors and it had a few laughs. I decided to watch it because Devon Sawa and Sean Whalen will be at a convention Iím going to soon. And the movie has a really good poster.



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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

I always liked that movie. It's as if someone saw the possessed hand scene from Evil Dead II and decided to make a movie around it. On a side note, the sequence in Final Destination when Devon Sawa is going stir crazy in a cabin in the woods also felt like a homage to Evil Dead II.

All that aside, I don't remember any lines from the hand. But didn't it make "vocalizations" as it moved around? Or was that only in Evil Dead II?

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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

I couldnít hear any vocalizations and Robert Englund isnít listed in the movie credits or on IMDb. All of the quotes I saw on wiki quotes sound like they were lifted from A Nightmare on Elm Street. So weird. Robert Englund will be at the con Iím going to also so I may ask him about it.
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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

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I couldnít hear any vocalizations and Robert Englund isnít listed in the movie credits or on IMDb. All of the quotes I saw on wiki quotes sound like they were lifted from A Nightmare on Elm Street. So weird. Robert Englund will be at the con Iím going to also so I may ask him about it.
Wikipedia claims the following:

In a post-credit scene, the voice of The Hand vows that he will be back telling Anton that "we all go a little crazy sometimes. Just don't look under the bed."
I don't remember there being a post-credits scene. But the movie is almost 24 years old...

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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

Unless I somehow missed it, there wasnít a post credits scene.
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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Idle_Hands

Hereís the link to the wikiquotes page. I checked out a few scenes on my phone and I did hear it say ďshitĒ at the end, but that was it. Itís mixed kind of low too.

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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

I havenít seen this movie since it originally came out on video. I remember almost nothing about it except it where I saw Jessica Alba for the first time. THAT I remember.
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I havenít seen this movie since it originally came out on video. I remember almost nothing about it except it where I saw Jessica Alba for the first time. THAT I remember.
Instant crush.


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Yup.. I remember a panel where Seth and Jessica were with the film's director and they had not seen the trailer for it yet and they both came out into the audience to watch it. She sat in front of me.

This was also an expanded story that was originally supposed to be part of a horror anthology.
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I always thought Katie Wright was cute in the devil outfit too. It looks like her last acting role was in 2001 and she's married to Hank Azaria now.

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I spent the weekend at Mad Monster 2023. I was able to ask Robert Englund about it and he couldnít remember. He said heís done so much voiceover work that he gets residuals for stuff he doesnít remember, so itís possible he did it. Although if youíve ever been to one of his panels, or heard him talk, he can recall a tremendous amount of information about his and other peoples movies.

Then I asked Devon Sawa about it. He said the hand doesnít talk. I told him you can hear a low voice when it dies, but I donít know about other scenes. He said he doesnít know who the voice is then. Probably not Robert Englund. Iím still curious how this got started.
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Is it weird that I find myself invested in Lone Wolf's investigation into this Robert Englund "connection"? Like I seriously hope there are more updates (and an eventual Netflix series/movie).
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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

Thatís pretty much the extent of what I can do to find out. When I go to a convention I try and watch as many of the movies of the guests as I can. When I decided to watch this one, I did some reading, and saw Robert Englund mentioned, which intrigued me, since that would make three people from the con also in the movie. Maybe itís mentioned in the commentary. I may try to pick up a Blu-ray copy and watch sometime soon. The director may be able to answer if he makes appearances. Anyway, here is my signed, original one sheet I picked up for the con. If I had concrete evidence I would have had Robert Englund sign it also.



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Re: Idle Hands (1999)

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Is it weird that I find myself invested in Lone Wolf's investigation into this Robert Englund "connection"? Like I seriously hope there are more updates (and an eventual Netflix series/movie).
Let's make a miniseries out of it. Lone Wolf: The Idle Hands Chronicles
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