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Pieces (1982)

Mil gritos tiene la noche (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 23 September 1983 (USA)
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

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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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Taglines:

The Sum of the Parts = The Whole Body! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pieces  »

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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 1h 1 min) A pig carcass was used for the close-up of the chain saw cutting through the tennis player. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) Before the fifth victim is killed, the close up of the stall door getting chainsawed shows some dim lines or marks (when the chainsaw is) to cut the door downward. 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 Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Funniest horror movie ever
27 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ok, i've seen this movie countless amounts of times and it makes me crack up each time. The kills are so gory and unnecessarily violent while the dialogue and characters are just as absurd. My favorite part would have to be when Willard (Paul L. Smith) is seen near the chainsaw and attacks all of the police officers unprovoked! The guy's completely innocent yet he feels the need to brutally assault all the cops and even Kendall's vicious 2 X 4 beatings can't stop him. Another classic moment is the random ninja who attacks the woman cop and of course is best buds with Kendall. Classic cinema!


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