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Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 2 May 1991 (USA)
Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

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(as Alan Smithee)

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(story), (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Dengel ...
Sweeney Birdwell
Joe Sharkey ...
Joe Blocker
Susann Fletcher ...
Deedee Taylor
Beverly Penberthy ...
Erma Birdwell
Veronica Hart ...
Grace (as Jane Esther Hamilton)
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Jackie Cairo
Pat Logan ...
Lober
Don Brockett ...
Police Chief 'Buzz Saw' Ryan
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Medical Examiner (as Michael Eugene Fairman)
Robert Stoeckle ...
Gus Klimt
John S. Moyer ...
Unfortunate Boy in Car (as John Moyer)
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Unfortunate Girl in Car (as Johnnie Marie McCague)
Richard M. Sieg ...
Police Caterer
Jerry Ross ...
Healthy Waiter
Bob Perkins ...
Television Reporter
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Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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2 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Picking Up the Pieces  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end the killer is holding a chainsaw that by the sound of it is running, but it is clear to see that the chains are perfectly still. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the scene where Erma Birdwell returns from her smoking therapy session, she speaks with the characteristic buzz of her electrolarynx device, but the device is nowhere near her throat. See more »

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Featured in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Airplane meets Horror
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is just chock full of visual jokes and running gags. The fun never stops and the blood is so clearly fake, and the murders so whimsical in method, that even the most squeamish will probably have no problem with it.

The story centers around a series of gristly murders where taunting messages are left by the killer - written in hieroglyphics. When the Pittsburgh police find the first hieroglyphic note they sigh, "The Egyptian side of town". With such brilliant breaks with reality this movie is a magnificent romp through the looking glass.

Worth viewing for the stop smoking clinic sequence alone - Give it a try! Like Buckaroo Bonsai? Like Big Trouble in Little China? Don't mind low budgets? This movie is for you!


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