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Pieces (1982)
"Mil gritos tiene la noche" (original title)

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Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

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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
Edmund Purdom ...
Ian Sera ...
Kendall
Paul L. Smith ...
Willard (as Paul Smith)
Jack Taylor ...
Professor Brown
Gérard Tichy ...
Dr. Jennings
May Heatherly ...
Mrs. Reston
Hilda Fuchs ...
Grace - the Dean's Secretary
Roxana Nieto ...
Virginia Palmer, 1st victim
Cristina Cottrelli ...
Jenny, pool victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
Leticia Marfil ...
Mary, elevator victim
Silvia Gambino ...
Neighbor
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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23 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Because producer Dick Randall was simultaneously making kung-fu films in Rome, a cameo for a Bruce Lee imitator, Bruce Le, was written into this film, even though this scene makes no sense in the context of the rest of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when the mother is screaming at her son over the pornographic puzzle she mentions that his father is in the Air Force. In 1942 when this scene took place, the US Air Force was not yet in existence. The main US flying force was called the US Army Air Corps until after WWII. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Arthur Brown: I guess I'm so used to bodies... dead ones... that I'm callous.
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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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