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Release Date:
27 April 1973 (Denmark) See more »
Two heads crafted on the body of a giant... The most fearsome living force ever created by man. See more »
Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Totally insane...that's why it's still fun. See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Dern ... Roger

Pat Priest ... Linda

Casey Kasem ... Ken
Albert Cole ... Cass

John Bloom ... Danny

Berry Kroeger ... Max
Larry Vincent ... Andrew
Jack Lester ... Sheriff
Jerry Patterson ... Deputy
Darlene Duralia ... Miss Pierce
Raymond Thorne ... Motorcyclist (as Ray Thorn)

Gary Kent ... Motorcyclist (as Donald Brody)
Mary Ellen Clawsen ... Motorcyclist
Janice P. Gelman ... Teenager
Mike Espe ... Teenager
Andrew Schneider ... Teenager
Eva Sorensen ... Teenager
Bill Collins ... Highway Patrolman
Jack English ... Highway Patrolman
Robert Miller ... Station Attendant
Laura Lanza ... Nurse
Carolyn Gilbert ... Nurse
Leslie Cole ... Danny as a Young Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bonner ... Bearded Posse Member (uncredited)
Phil Hoover ... First Guard at Sentencing (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony M. Lanza 
Writing credits
James Gordon White (written by) and
John Lawrence (written by)

Ross Massbaum  writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Alvin L. Fast .... associate producer
Arthur N. Gilbert .... associate producer
Volodymyr Kowal .... co-producer
John Lawrence .... producer
Nicholas Wowchuk .... executive producer
Ross Massbaum .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Barber 
Cinematography by
Glen Gano (photography by)
Paul Hipp (photography by)
Jack Steely (photography by)
Film Editing by
Anthony M. Lanza 
Art Direction by
Ray Markham 
Costume Design by
Susan Arnold 
Makeup Department
Gloria Betrue .... makeup
Barry Noble .... head designer
Barry Noble .... special makeup designer
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production supervisor (as John Cardos)
Don Hallstrom .... production manager
Sheldon Lee .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John 'Bud' Cardos .... second unit director (as John Cardos)
Oded E'dan .... assistant director
Art Department
Susan Arnold .... property manager
Sound Department
George Eddy .... sound recordist
Richard Raderman .... sound editor (as Richard E. Raderman)
Jonathon Socher .... boom man
Special Effects by
Ray Dorn .... special effects
Gary Kent .... stunts
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Coe .... grip
Hank Lowrey .... grip
John Murray .... gaffer (as John C. Murray)
Leo Rousseau .... assistant camera
Harry Wowchuk .... still camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bjo Trimble .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lewis Rosenberg .... assistant film editor
Paul Silberman .... assistant film editor
Music Department
William S. Baker .... orchestrator
John Barber .... conductor
Frank A. Coe .... music editor
Other crew
Joel Burdman .... production coordinator
Mary Ellen Clawsen .... production secretary
Bill Collins .... medical assistant
Wallace R. Davidson .... assistant to producer
Ray Dorn .... technical advisor
Kingsley Fife .... medical advisor (as Kingsley Fife M.D.)
Alberto Galyami .... production coordinator
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Mickey Landay .... assistant to producer
Joseph Pagano .... production coordinator
Maurice Schneider .... medical advisor (as Maurice Schneider M.D.)
Harold Shanbaum .... production coordinator
Nicholas Vaseloff .... medical advisor (as Nicholas Vaseloff M.D.)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Incredible Transplant" -
"The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant" - USA (DVD title)
"Невероятный двухголовый трансплантат" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Amok, l'homme à deux têtes" - France
"Der Mann mit den zwei Köpfen" - Germany (imdb display title)
"El increíble transplante bicéfalo" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Kaiki! Sôtô ningen" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Manden med de 2 hoveder" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Mutation" - France (video title)
"O Incrível Transplante de Duas Cabeças" - Brazil (cable TV title)
"O dikefalos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Uskomaton kudossiirto" - Finland
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Rated R for some violence (2003 re-rating)
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1990) | UK:X | USA:R (certificate #22834) (2003 re-rating) | USA:GP (certificate #22834) (original rating)

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Filming was completed in six days.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The movie Cass dives through at the beginning of the film was obviously covered in plastic.See more »
Danny:[as the 2 headed monster wakes up] Daddy. Daddy.
Cass:Whatta you know. He can talk.
Danny:Who are you?
Cass:I'm your brother.
Danny:I don't have a, a brother.
Cass:You do now. I don't like it any better. But until we can do something about it, I'm running this monster, understand?
Danny:Uh, my neck hurts.
Cass:My neck hurts, stupid. Don't you see what these maniacs had done to us?
Danny:Stop jerking around. You and I are now one, dummy. Let's stand up. I'll show you.
Cass:[as the monster gets up and starts walking for the first time] Aaaagh! I gotta teach the moron to walk.
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Totally insane...that's why it's still fun., 3 March 2011
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Obviously this is a bad movie. But what else did you expect from a movie with a title such as this one has. I'll admit, this movie its title is the only reason why I really wanted to see it and no, I also certainly don't regret I did. Yes, it's still being a bad movie but it's just one of those movies that is fun to watch, regardless of how bad things get in this movie.

The movie does work out as fun because of its insane and silly concept. Main concept of the movie is a scientist experimenting on putting two heads on one body. But I seriously still don't understand with what purpose the professor was executing his experiments. As far as I understood it, it all had something to do with successfully transplanting limbs from one body onto another but this all doesn't explain why our dear professor and his disabled assistant are experimenting with putting extra heads onto animals bodies. But needless to say that this is simply one of those movies you really shouldn't think too much about, while watching it.

I was really interest to see how they had done the two heads effect on one human body in this movie. The answer is; poorly. It's quite laughable actually. For certain shots they used an obvious (very) fake puppet head, that never gets shown from the front and for its close-ups it's basically the one guy standing very close behind the other guys back, to create the illusion of two heads on one body. This should pretty much sum up how this entire movie is being like. Silly, cheap, poorly done and just overall bad but you still can't help being amused by it all.

No, it's not really a story with much good story and that also is really foremost its downfall. This movie could had still been a much better and more entertaining one if more was happening in it. Now the 'monster's rampage doesn't happen until far into the movie. It's all such a big waste and shame. Surely they could had come up with some more original and entertaining stuff than what they show in the eventual movie. They waste too much time with this movie by setting up its shallow characters and shaky plot, that is being filled with holes and inconsistencies.

I also just love it how mentally challenged persons why behave like little kids in movies always wear dungarees. In this movie that isn't any different and he's constantly wearing the same sweater as well in this movie to complete things. I also just love how insane and over-the-top the smirking murderer is in this movie. Those two are the persons who get attached to one and the same body in this movie, so prepare yourself for lots of insane madness.

The movie foremost sounds like a crazy B-monster movie from the '50's and for most part the movie is also really being that way but it it's actually an '70's movie, so it's still has lots of hints of the exploitation genre in it as well. The movie is not that bloody or gory but it still features plenty of killings and also some nudity. The camera-work and especially its editing are being quite experimental at times, which also makes it all the more apparent that you're watching an '70's movie here.

Funny that somehow Bruce Dern ended up being in this mess, that foremost is still being a silly/bad fun one to watch.


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