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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)

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(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)
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Sgt. Holden (as Frank Brana)
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Kendall
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Willard (as Paul Smith)
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Professor Brown
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Dr. Jennings (as Gerard Tichy)
May Heatherly ...
Mrs. Reston
Hilda Fuchs ...
Grace - Dean's Secretary
Roxana Nieto ...
Virginia Palmer - 1st Victim
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Jenny - Pool Victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
Leticia Marfil ...
Suzie - Locker Room Victim
Silvia Gambino ...
Mary - Elevator Victim
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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)  »

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Pieces  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 around 1 min) Although the prologue is set in 1942, the mother tells the boy to get a plastic trash bag, even though it was invented in 1950. Aside from the American version that has this goof, the Spanish version she just asks for a dustbin. 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 Nightmare (1981) See more »

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Absolutely hilarious
18 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to give this a 10! It was the most funniest thing I've ever seen. Over the top, ridiculous, insane...etc. This movie made my day! So bad it's good. If you take it serious you'll think it's terrible. If you don't have a dark sense of humor it's terrible. The lines and the bad dubbing are the most hilarious part. A must see for fans of bad horror movies. And gore...well gore galore! The surprise ending is a thing to witness! I doubt the intention was to be funny but that's the only way to take it and enjoy it. I was fully entertained. possibly the most funny slasher flick ever made. A must see in my book! "the most beautiful thing is smoking pot and *beep*ing on a water bed at the same time." WOW what a great line! Where can I find a girl like that!!!!!!!!

ps.watch out for bad chop suey!


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