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Body Parts (1991)

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After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Agatha Webb
Karen Chrushank
Detective Sawchuck
Charley Fletcher
Ray Kolberg
Mark Draper
Nathaniel Moreau ...
Bill Jr.
Sarah Campbell ...
Andy Humphrey ...
Detective Jackson
Arlene Duncan ...
Nurse #1
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When Bill Chrashank loses his arm in a car accident, the arm of an executed death row inmate is grafted on in its place. The only problem, as Bill soon discovers, is that the arm is possessed by a force he cannot control. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The transplant was a success. Then the donor came to take it back. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuerpos malditos  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)


$9,188,150 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Body Parts is very similar to a 1971 episode of Night Gallery titled "The Hand of Borgus Weems." See more »


While set in New York City the door shields on the NYPD police cars randomly change from correct NYPD crests to generic 'Metro Police' crests. See more »


Bill Chrushank: [narrating] The corollary area of violence is loneliness. Humanity shrinks when the violent man is viewed a carrier of disease. Cut off from my family, I'm terrified of what I'm becoming. I need someone to share my sense of isolation with. And yes, a growing sense of horror. I'm alone, and afraid.
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Don't stick your arm out the window...
19 December 2001 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie, I read about the story: Guys gets a killers body-parts, and now "someone" wants them back. Then I studied the cast: the main character was played by Jeff Fahey (who I knew from "The Lawnmower Man" and "Silverado"), and then I saw Brad Dourif (from the "Child's Play"-movies amongst other spooky flicks, like "Alien 4" and "Nightwatch" ). I thought that it would be watchable only because they were in it, but it actually had a quite interesting story, which raised a couple of questions, such as the mysterious nature of body-part-transplanting, and how bad it could go!

I think there was some spectacular stunts in this movie, and many original ideas (especially when Fahey gets in a driving vehicle!), and it never really stops being exciting! - The final scenes are pretty gross, but generally I thought that the movie was okay! My rating is 7/10

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