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Body Parts (1991)

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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.

Director:

Eric Red

Writers:

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 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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Where does evil live, the heart, the mind or the flesh? See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuerpos malditos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,032,258, 2 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,188,150
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Body Parts is very similar to a 1971 episode of Night Gallery titled "The Hand of Borgus Weems." See more »

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None of the civilian vehicles have yearly validation stickers on their windshields which are required in New York state. See more »

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Bill Chrushank: [class teaching] Now four months ago we were, discussing thee psychological roots and wellsprings of human violence. To continue on that, what we have before us is a paradox you see because violence when it's sanctioned by the state is acceptable to us. For example, police men defending our families and soldiers defending our country. We celebrate them as heroes but this, this is not the case with thee, the so-called freelance individual. Because we regard individual acts of violence with ...
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Alternate Versions

Two scenes were heavily cut in order to avoid an NC-17 rating from the MPAA:
  • 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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Not as bad as I thought.
17 November 1998 | by Peach-2See all my reviews

Body Parts wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It turned out to be pretty entertaining and had a few moments that made me jump out of my seat. I believe the director, Eric Red, will one day be a more popular film-maker. He does a good job and creates some genuine tension.


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