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Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)

Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

Director:

Dean Tschetter (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

Tom Tully (story), Dean Tschetter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel ... Sweeney Birdwell
Joe Sharkey Joe Sharkey ... Joe Blocker
Susann Fletcher Susann Fletcher ... Deedee Taylor
Beverly Penberthy Beverly Penberthy ... Erma Birdwell
Veronica Hart ... Grace (as Jane Esther Hamilton)
Shawn Elliott ... Jackie Cairo
Pat Logan Pat Logan ... Lober
Don Brockett ... Police Chief 'Buzz Saw' Ryan
Michael Fairman ... Medical Examiner (as Michael Eugene Fairman)
Robert Stoeckle Robert Stoeckle ... Gus Klimt
John S. Moyer John S. Moyer ... Unfortunate Boy in Car (as John Moyer)
Jhonnie Marie Sims ... Unfortunate Girl in Car (as Jhonnie Marie McCague)
Richard M. Sieg Richard M. Sieg ... Police Caterer
Jerry Ross Jerry Ross ... Healthy Waiter
Bob Perkins Bob Perkins ... Television Reporter
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Storyline

Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Picking Up the Pieces See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Saratoga Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Blocker's apartment is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, with the recognizable landmark statue of the Doughboy just outside the building. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the scene where Erma Birdwell returns from her smoking therapy session, she speaks with the characteristic buzz of her electrolarynx device, but the device is nowhere near her throat. See more »

Connections

Featured in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Throw back to Z-Movie Drive in! Solid Gold!
30 December 2005 | by nixons_smelly_vaginaSee all my reviews

I rented this movie several years ago solely because I could not pass up on a movie with this title. And believe me baby, it delivered! I am a huge fan of B-movies and this is one of the best. It had a great mix of humor and horror that isn't seen enough in this millennium. The plot was a little non-sensical but who cares? The Murders were carried out in such outrages situations as an electric (yes extension cord needed) piece of lawn care equipment, butchering a victim in a telephone booth. Rock On! The lead characters are an odd couple detective duo and the movie does a great job of poking fun at this formula. The one detective is a grizzled veteran and his partner is a weak stomached sissy. Let the carnage and puke flow! The character of the wife was also humorous. Well anyone who needs to use a voice box at any point in anything is what I would consider funny. If you are a fan of the old time Z-movie of the B-movie horror Comedy pick this movie up. You will be seriously surprised by it's quality!


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