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Pieces (1982)

Mil gritos tiene la noche (original title)
Young co-eds are being dismembered by a mysterious murderer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

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(as J.Piquer Simon)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as John Shadow)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Bracken
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Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
Frank Braña ...
Sgt. Holden (as Frank Brana)
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Ian Sera ...
Kendall
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Willard (as Paul Smith)
Jack Taylor ...
Professor Brown
Gérard Tichy ...
Dr. Jennings (as Gerard Tichy)
May Heatherly ...
Mrs. Reston
Hilda Fuchs ...
Grace - Dean's Secretary
Roxana Nieto ...
Virginia Palmer - 1st Victim
Cristina Cottrelli ...
Jenny - Pool Victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
Leticia Marfil ...
Suzie - Locker Room Victim
Silvia Gambino ...
Mary - Elevator Victim
Carmen Aguado ...
Carla - Aerobics Instructor
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Storyline

While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall, they try to find the identity of the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Carvalho, Brazil

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Taglines:

"If you like strong thrills, come to see us... But do not come alone... Just in case." -- translation of Spanish ad campaign See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

23 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pieces  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming commenced in the winter of 1981; the pool scene had the actress literally swim in freezing cold water and she almost froze to death as a result. See more »

Goofs

Despite the prologue taking place in the forties, pornography (as depicted on the puzzle) was not too big until at least the 1950s, that being Playboy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Timmy Weldon: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put the pieces together again.
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Connections

References Dressed to Kill (1980) See more »

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Bloody good fun.
24 November 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Juan Piquer Simon's "Pieces" is one of the most hilarious slasher movies ever made.In the early 1940's a little boy is caught by his mother while he is assembling a puzzle with a naked lady on it.The boy gets mad when his mother takes his puzzle,so he kills her with an axe.40 years later somebody butchers random college chicks with a chainsaw."Pieces" is a highly entertaining gore trash filled with enough blood to satisfy horror fans.There is for example a lopped off arm,a severed flying head and a knife through the mouth murder scene.The ending is incredibly surprising and hysterical.There is also a violent kung fu teacher and death by mirror.So if you're a slasher/giallo fan give this one a look-you won't be disappointed.8 out of 10.


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