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Juan Piquer Simón (1935–2011)

Juan Piquer Simon (who goes by "J.P. Simon" on foreign releases) resides in Madrid, Spain, where he has produced and directed "exploitation" pictures for two decades running. He owns his own studio and creates and/or designs many of the impressive special effects sequences you see in any of his many imaginative undertakings. He grew up loving ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Valencia, Spain

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Known For

Slugs
Slugs Writer
(1988)
The Rift
The Rift Writer
(1990)
Supersonic Man
(1979)

Filmography

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  Manos a la obra (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Miss Barrio (2001) ... (writer)
- Espántame ese fantasma (1999) ... (as Juan Piquer)
- El cuerpazo del delito (1999) ... (as Juan Piquer)
- Pim, pam, pum, ¡Traca! (1999) ... (as Juan Piquer)
 1999 El escarabajo de oro (writer)
 1999 Manoa, la ciudad de oro (screenplay - as Juan Piquer)
 1994 Nexus 2.431 (unproduced screenplay Espadas y Brujería - as Juan Piquer)
 1992 La mansión de los Cthulhu (screenplay - as J.P. Simon)
 1990 The Rift (story - as J.P. Simon)
 1988 Slugs (as J.P. Simon)
 1984 Guerra sucia (as Alfredo Casado)
 1983 Extra Terrestrial Visitors (writer)
 1982 Pieces (uncredited)
 1981 Mystery on Monster Island (as J. Piquer)
 1980 Further Than Fear (screenplay - as Alfredo Casado)
 1979 Supersonic Man (screenplay - as Juan Piquer)
 1977 Where Time Began (screenplay - as John Piquer)
 1971 Una estoreta velleta (Documentary short) (screenplay - as Alfredo Casado) / (story - as Alfredo Casado)
 1970 Las sepulcrales (Short) (as Alfredo Casado)
 1965 Vida y paz (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1964 España violenta (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alfredo Casado | J. Piquer | John Piquer | Juan Piquer | J. Piquer Simon | J.P. Simon | J.Piquer Simon | Piquer Simón
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Personal Quote:

Violence, blood and gore don't shock me ... you see more of it on any daily newscast than in most films. See more »

Trivia:

Piquer once observed Leone while Leone was directing "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly." See more »

Trademark:

Typically uses the standard film technique of reverse-footage to create certain effects. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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