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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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Detective Sawchuck
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Ray Kolberg
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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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,188,150 (USA)
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Body Parts is very similar to a 1971 episode of Night Gallery titled "The Hand of Borgus Weems." See more »

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Gruesome, low-budget film that works
25 April 2000 | by (somewhere much higher than you...) – See all my reviews

Now I must admit I really didn't think I was going to like this one! This terrible judgement was down to its corny title, obviously low budget, and that awful actor Jeff Fahey! I have never seen a movie with this actor that I have truly been impressed with, due to his wooden acting and bland expression. Sadly this movie was no different, but it was saved by some very neat performances.

The story is simply a re-hash of a tried and tested idea - some guy (in this case a criminal psychologist) loses a limb, and a replacement is sewn on - subsequently it comes to light that the limb is of a dead psychopath. The question is, who does the arm now really belong to? There are some nice treats given to those who pay attention to the script ("I have the blood of a murderer running through my body" is a chilling line, even by the dismal Fahey!). There are some good performances too, most notably from the two female leads. Kim Delaney plays the wife very well, and her panic at the apparently unexplainable situation feels very real. Lindsay Duncan turns in a fine performance as the doctor who's surgical efforts bring more than GBH to the picture! Loek Dikker (!) has composed an interestingly dissonant score, that unfortunately goes a little too over the top in places, but is good nonetheless. The gore is plentiful, and well done. I cannot often stomach realistic surgical drama, and I did have to turn away on numerous gruesome occasions!

This film will not disappoint a punter who feels like 90 minutes of brain-easy escapism. An enjoyable movie!


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