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When prison psychiatrist Bill Chrushank (Jeff Fahey) loses an arm in a car accident, he receives a revolutionary new transplant from an unknown donor, who is later discovered to have been a recently-executed psycho-killer. During his recovery, Bill is tormented by violent nightmares and aggressive new impulses -- and his limb seems to have developed a malevolent will of its own, acting independently and lashing out beyond his control. He eventually discovers that an artist named Remo Lacey (Brad Dourif) -- whose work is influenced by the same nightmares -- is the recipient of the killer's other arm. Before long, the same donor's legs turn up on yet another man, who harbors the same violent mood swings... and the inevitable "reunion" culminates in a violent, gory finale. Written and directed by Eric Red (based on the novel Choice Cuts by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac), this is a stylish and tightly-paced film (the harrowing car chase is a definite nail-biter), but the ball is sadly dropped by a weak script that discards the twisted potential of its premise (is the donor arm influencing Chrushank's mind, or vice versa?), lapsing instead into standard slasher-think. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:August 2, 1991

Cast

Jeff Fahey
as Dr. Bill Chrushank
Lindsay Duncan
as Dr. Agatha Webb
Brad Dourif
as Remo Lacey
Zakes Mokae
as Detective Sawchuk
Peter Murnik
as Mark Draper
Paul Ben-Victor
as Ray Kolberg
John Walsh
as Charley Fletcher
Nathaniel Moreau
as Bill Jr.
Teri Lee
Johnny Mandel
Richard Monda
Fern Champion
Dori Zuckerman
Lindsay Merrithew
as Roger
Arlene Duncan
as Nurse #1
Allan Price
as T.V. Reporter #1
Hal Eisen
as T.V. Reporter #2
Taia Red
as Female Reporter
James Kidnie
as Detective Jackson
Andy Humphrey
as Ricky
Lynn Remus
as Nurse #2
Peter MacNeill
as Drunk
Gene Dinovi
as Bartender
Larry McLean
as Bar Heavy
John Stoneham
as Bar Heavy
Gene Mack
as Bar Heavy
John Stoneham
as Bar Heavy
Gene Mack
as Bar Heavy
James Kidnie
as Detective Jackson
Peter MacNeill
as Drunk
Hal Eisen
as T.V. Reporter #2
Gene Dinovi
as Bartender
Larry McLean
as Bar Heavy
Lynn Remus
as Nurse #2
Lindsay Merrithew
as Roger
Andy Humphrey
as Ricky
Arlene Duncan
as Nurse #1
Taia Red
as Female Reporter
Allan Price
as T.V. Reporter #1

Crew

Eric Red
Director
Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Producer
Michael MacDonald
Producer
Matt Devlen
Producer
Norman Snider
Screenwriter
Joyce Taylor
Screenwriter
Patricia Herskovic
Screenwriter
Eric Red
Screenwriter
Theo Van de Sande
Cinematographer
Miriam Cutler
Composer (Music Score)
Loek Dikker
Composer (Music Score)
Anthony Redman
Editor
Marc Dassas
Production Designer
Bill Brodie
Production Designer
Alicia Keywan
Art Director
Jack E. Freedman
Co-producer
Patricia Herskovic
Co-producer
Steve Shewchuk
Set Designer
Linda Kemp
Costume Designer
Pierre Boileau
Short Story Author
Thomas Narcejac
Short Story Author
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