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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Eric Red

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Pierre Boileau (novel), Thomas Narcejac (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Fahey ... Bill Chrushank
Lindsay Duncan ... Dr. Agatha Webb
Kim Delaney ... Karen Chrushank
Zakes Mokae ... Detective Sawchuck
Brad Dourif ... Remo Lacey
John Walsh ... Charley Fletcher
Paul Ben-Victor ... Ray Kolberg
Peter Murnik ... Mark Draper
Nathaniel Moreau Nathaniel Moreau ... Bill Jr.
Sarah Campbell Sarah Campbell ... Samantha
Andy Humphrey Andy Humphrey ... Ricky
Lindsay Merrithew ... Roger
James Kidnie ... Detective Jackson
Arlene Duncan ... Nurse #1
Allan Price Allan Price ... T.V. Reporter #1
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Storyline

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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The transplant was a success. Then the donor came to take it back. 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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This is, in fact, a very loose adaptation of a French novel which had sold very well in English translation over 25 years previously. It had been announced as a Hollywood project (with a screenplay by David Newman and Robert Benton) several times in the late 1960s and early 1970s. See more »

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The "wrecked" car is back at the house, at least four months later, after the accident. It is shown for a few seconds after the lead characters first day back at work. Also, at least four months after the accident, there is still snow on the ground and on the house. However, there is more of this snow, which is in the same pattern, than the amount of snow on the first day of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ray Kolberg: Maybe you got some kind of demon inside *you* these days.
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Alternate Versions

Two scenes were heavily cut due to Paramount's insistence:
  • The car crash sequence was cut back by almost 40 seconds. Deleted was a backwards tracking shot from Jeff Fahey on the road to his twitching, severed arm on the ground. He stares at it in horror until it's splattered by a truck, and he passes out.
  • The surgery scene a few minutes afterwards was cut by well over a minute, deleting several shots of Jeff Fahey's exposed stump/wound, and several seconds of the bloody, twitching donor arm on a medical table.
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Referenced in Body Parts Commentary (2020) See more »

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Star Bar Jam
by Mike Moran
Performed by Graham Walker
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A good horrifying idea gone somewhat awry~~
9 June 2005 | by Wavehill24See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Parts See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,032,258, 4 August 1991

Gross USA:

$9,188,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,188,150
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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