18 certificateIdle Hands is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Idle Hands is a 3 star programme

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Idle Hands (1998)

Directed by
Rodman Flender

Seventeen-year-old Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa) has his life worked out: his average day begins with a midmorning joint, then there's a peek at the girl from next door and an afternoon of television watching.

However one Halloween morning he wakes to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations.

After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick (Seth Green) and Pnub (Elden Ratliff), 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.

This is very black and very quirky. Jim Carrey trod a fine line in his portrayal of a schizophrenic in Me, Myself & Irene. Devon Sawa treads the same dark path here, wrestling with his limb as it hurls knives and grabs weapons. Lots of blood, gallows humour and murderous situation-comedy, with the hapless Anton distracting his hand by knitting frenetically.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is Idle Hands next on TV?

It's next showing on horror channel November 16th, 10:55pm. See more...


Devon Sawa...Anton
Image for Seth GreenSeth Green...Mick
Elden Henson...Pnub
Image for Jessica AlbaJessica Alba...Molly
Christopher Hart...The Hand
Image for Vivica A. FoxVivica A. Fox...Debi
Jack Noseworthy...Randy
Katie Wright...Tanya
Sean Whalen...McMacy
Nicholas Sadler...Ruck
Fred Willard...Dad
Connie Ray...Mom
Steve Van Wormer...Curtis
Kelly Monaco...Tiffany
Timothy Stack...Principal Tidwell