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Director:
Writers:
Ron Smith (screenplay) and
Bob Sullivan (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
August 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
WARNING: The shock and horror of this film is unusually intense. It is not a film for the faint-hearted. See more »
Plot:
Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The intent was admirable; the execution was not. See more (54 total) »

Cast

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Peter Graves ... Jeff Knight
Rick DiAngelo ... Guide #1

Eugene Robert Glazer ... Guide #2 (as Gene Glazer)

Eileen Dietz ... Dana
Paulette Breen ... Lena
Tim Donnelly ... Richard Knight Jr. (as Timothy Donnelly)

Frank Ashmore ... George Walker
Keith Langsdale ... Guide #3

Dick Sargent ... Dr. Jameson
Zale Kessler ... Dr. Nelson
Larry Manning ... Guide #4
William Bufkin ... Clone
Tony Haig ... Jack
Boyd Holister ... Senator
Eddie Carroll ... Doctor (as Eddy Carroll)
John Donovan ... Guide #5
Greg Brickman ... Motorcycle Rider

Keenan Wynn ... Jake Noble

Lurene Tuttle ... Anna Noble
James Mantell ... Ricky Knight
David Hooks ... Richard Knight
Joel Lawrence ... Guide #6
George P. Wilbur ... Walker Man (as George Wilbur)
Chuck Hayward ... Walker Man
Amanda Davies ... Reporter Grady

Frank Birney ... Reporter Birney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert S. Fiveson ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert S. Fiveson 
 
Writing credits
Ron Smith (screenplay) and
Bob Sullivan (screenplay)

Bob Sullivan (story)

Myrl A. Schreibman (screenplay adaptation) and
Robert S. Fiveson (screenplay adaptation)

Produced by
Peter R.J. Deyell .... associate producer
Ray Dryden .... supervising executive producer
Robert S. Fiveson .... producer
Walter Fiveson .... executive producer
Michael D. Lee .... co-producer (as Michael Lee)
Myrl A. Schreibman .... producer
Mark L. Rosen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hod David Schudson 
 
Cinematography by
Max Beaufort (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Gordon 
 
Casting by
Susan Arnold 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Durinda Wood  (as Dorinda Rice Wood)
 
Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... special makeup
Richard Rivas .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Berkowitz .... assistant director
Robert Cummings .... assistant director
Joe Giannone .... assistant director (as Joe Gianonne)
Michael D. Lee .... assistant director (as Michael Lee)
 
Art Department
Frank Coccaro .... assistant art director
Frank Coccaro .... properties
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (as Richard Anderson)
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Ted Gomillion .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Gross .... boom operator (as Dan Gross)
Paul Jasiukonis .... sound effects editor
Ted Keep .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Robinson .... production sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharp)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunt gaffer (as George Wilbur)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... key grip
Mike Bruns .... grip
Robert Cummings .... still man
Frank Detone Jr. .... dolly grip (as Frank Detone)
Michael Duman .... electrician
James J. Gilson .... electrician (as James Gilson)
Brad Goldberg .... first assistant camera
Daniel Graff .... gaffer (as Dan Graff)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy (as Dwight LaVers)
Guy Olds .... second assistant camera
Harley Pence .... photographer: second unit
Peter Saxby .... additional photographer
George Kohut .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timaree McCormick .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Brogan De Paor .... assistant film editor (as Brogan DePaor)
Brad Goldberg .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Bob Morin .... music recordist
Les Remsen .... music recorded courtesy of: Wilshire Methodist Church (as Dr. Les Remsen)
Robert Herr Singers .... vocals
Richard Thompson .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Carolyn Haber .... secretary to producers
Ruth Hill .... auditor
Ray Hinton .... production assistant
Danielle Hunter .... production assistant
Michael Lacoe .... assistant to producers
Michael Lacoe .... location manager
Timaree McCormick .... production assistant
David Paananen .... production assistant (as Dave Pananen)
Jeanne Rummans .... script supervisor
Myrl A. Schreibman .... visual consultant (as M.A. Schreibman)
Laurie Sossna .... production assistant
 
Thanks
John Davie .... acknowledgment (as Professor John Davie)
Clement L. Markert .... acknowledgment: Yale University (as Professor Clement L. Market)
George Vuke .... acknowledgment: Indiana University
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clonus" - USA (alternative title)
"Parts: The Clonus Horror" - USA (reissue title)
"Artificial Humans: Clone Farm" - Asia (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title was originally to be "Clonus". The distributor wanted to change the title to "Parts" and then decided to combine the titles.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When the old reporter introduces the clone to the professor and his son by the pool, the boom mic is clearly visible above him (open matte version).See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Island (2005)See more »

FAQ

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The intent was admirable; the execution was not., 3 April 2005
Author: Mary Kae from United States

Like most other people, I saw this movie on "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Although it received some well-deserved barbs, it's one of the better films to be featured on that show.

The premise is better than even your average Hollywood blockbuster these days; it poses some interesting moral dilemmas. Although the score is sometimes obtrusive, it also provides a few lovely moments when Richard is walking by the river. Watching the movie, you can see where a lot of plot developments probably looked very good on paper. Richard's discomfort in modern society is an interesting problem to ponder, and the ending probably would have been a nice '70s-style mindfuck if the preceding affairs hadn't been so goofy.

Unfortunately, the movie is visibly cheap, making the flaws all the more obvious. The "clone farm" is very obviously a college campus, and a beer can serves as a major plot point. Lena and Richard have zero chemistry -- we are supposed to believe this is a meeting of kindred minds, but there doesn't seem to be a brain cell between them. The "cranky old couple" schtick also gets real old, real fast. There are also some mistakes that can be blamed on bad directorial choices, such as the decision to hold a climactic conversation out of reach of any audio equipment whatsoever.

In all, a noble effort, but is nonetheless best viewed on MST3K.

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