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Pieces (1982)

Mil gritos tiene la noche (original title)
Young co-eds are being dismembered by a mysterious murderer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J. P. Simon, J.Piquer Simon)

Writers:

Dick Randall (screenplay), Roberto Loyola (screenplay) (as John Shadow)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Lt. Bracken
Lynda Day George ... Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
Frank Braña ... Sgt. Randy Holden (as Frank Brana)
Edmund Purdom ... The Dean
Ian Sera ... Kendall
Paul L. Smith ... Willard (as Paul Smith)
Jack Taylor ... Professor Arthur Brown
Gérard Tichy ... Dr. Jennings (as Gerard Tichy)
May Heatherly ... Mrs. Reston
Hilda Fuchs ... Grace - Dean's Secretary
Roxana Nieto ... Virginia Palmer - Chainsaw Victim
Cristina Cottrelli ... Jenny - Pool Victim (as Cristina Cottrel)
Leticia Marfil ... Suzie - Locker Room Victim
Silvia Gambino Silvia Gambino ... Mary - Elevator Victim
Carmen Aguado ... Carla - Aerobics Instructor
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Storyline

While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall, they try to find the identity of the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Carvalho, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain | Puerto Rico | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English | Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pieces See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$604,510, 25 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,032,311
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Almena Films,Fort Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Juan, he owns the jigsaw puzzle used in the film as shown in a DVD extra where he's reviewing his posters for the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 min) At the beginning of the film after the mother is killed, the neighbor that comes to visit with the police is asked about the father's whereabouts and mentions him being in the Air Force. Because the prologue takes place in 1942, the U.S. Air Force didn't exist until a good five years later and that the main U.S. Flying Force was called the U.S. Army Air Corps until the end of World War II. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Timmy Weldon: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men. Couldn't put the pieces together again.
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Alternate Versions

Available in an R-rated version with alternate footage and brief omissions of gore: includes black underwear on the skinny dipping scene, a less gory shot to the Dean's head at the end and the gore omission is in the elevator with a shot of the left arm being sliced off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Absolutely hilarious
18 March 2007 | by Human_RemainsSee all my reviews

I had to give this a 10! It was the most funniest thing I've ever seen. Over the top, ridiculous, insane...etc. This movie made my day! So bad it's good. If you take it serious you'll think it's terrible. If you don't have a dark sense of humor it's terrible. The lines and the bad dubbing are the most hilarious part. A must see for fans of bad horror movies. And gore...well gore galore! The surprise ending is a thing to witness! I doubt the intention was to be funny but that's the only way to take it and enjoy it. I was fully entertained. possibly the most funny slasher flick ever made. A must see in my book! "the most beautiful thing is smoking pot and *beep*ing on a water bed at the same time." WOW what a great line! Where can I find a girl like that!!!!!!!!

ps.watch out for bad chop suey!


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