Body Parts (1991)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  2 August 1991 (USA)
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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
Allan Price ...
T.V. Reporter #1


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 <>

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A medical miracle has become a murderous nightmare. See more »


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

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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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A good horrifying idea gone somewhat awry~~
9 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As bad and ridiculous as this movie was, i found the premise compelling and the questions it posed. Jeff Fahey started to look more and more demonic as the movie went on, and his hair changed too. I wouldn't recommend the film, but i think it was horrifying in a Frankensteinian way and fun in the way Blue Velvet was fun, in that dark, film noir kind of way,but Parts was without the aesthetics. I had to laugh because certain scenes reminded me of Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and then in other parts i actually wondered what was going on, like maybe there was a cohesive, tightly woven plot. I think i was mistaken on that. Too bad, the movie sort of had some kind of appeal. Anyone agree? I kind of thought the painter who received the other arm was a classic nut case in a way that was so over the top as to be humorous.

I actually felt that his family relationships were kind of honest and touching, even though they saw their dad unraveling. Perhaps one of the highlights of the film.

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