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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

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Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
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Sgt. Holden (as Frank Brana)
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Willard (as Paul Smith)
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Dr. Jennings (as Gerard Tichy)
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Jenny - Pool Victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
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Mary - Elevator Victim
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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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Release Date:

23 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$604,510, 25 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,032,311
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the actors in this film worked again. See more »

Goofs

Before the fifth victim is killed, it's quite obvious that the door has been sculpted on the one spot where the chainsaw comes in through from previous takes. 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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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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The Citizen Kane of schlock
27 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Incredibly, insanely funny Spanish-made horror picture, one of the worst ever made. Others have done a great job cataloguing the abominable dialogue (`Bad chop suey,' `Bastard!-Bastard!-Bastard!,' etc.) and other flaws. I'll just add that there really are very few movies out there that provide the kind of relentless entertainment value bad-movie buffs crave. `Sleepaway Camp' is one; `School's Out' (aka `Schrei--Denn Ich Werde Dich Töten!') is another. But this one may be the best of them all. In my reviews, 2 is the magic number, meaning that the movie is so horrible it's an absolute must-see, and I'm very proud to bestow it here. 2 out of 10.


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