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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

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A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.

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Woody Allen plays Tex, a kosher butcher. Sharon Stone plays his unfaithful wife Candy. Tex catches Candy in the act and in a fit of rage he kills her. To conceal his crime he cuts up her body and buries it in the desert in New Mexico. However, when her hand surfaces, a blind woman trips over it and it restores her sight. The hand is then considered to be the "hand of the Virgin." Despite the church's fallen priest objecting, the ambitious mayor of the town creates an international three-ring circus of miracle-seekers, TV crews, and born-again local prostitutes all interested in the hand. All of this goes on while Tex is desperately trying to recover the hand before the sheriff finds it and uses it as evidence against him. Written by Stevie

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ESP 63,517,620 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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During an interview with Stig Bjorkman, when asked his reasons for accepting a role in the movie, Woody Allen claimed it was, "A lucrative offer." Of the finished film he said, "I believe if the movie had been made in Spanish or Italian, it might have had a prayer. In English it was an uphill battle for some very nice and talented people." See more »

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Father Leo: Senora, please, please. This is the house of God, there is no screaming or jumping for joy here.
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Bryan in San Diego is right on the money.Its clear to any Woody Allen fan that at the very least he wrote his own gags,and probably contributed a lot more.
22 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone taking personal offense from this is missing the point.Maybe films like this should be labeled "Warning;some people may be religiously offended by this material". Actually it is another flawed gem of Allen's, an above average black comedy with great spiritual irony and very entertaining as well.Definitely worth seeing for Woody Allen fans and more.


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