Picking Up the Pieces (film)

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Picking Up the Pieces
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Promotional poster
Directed by Alfonso Arau
Produced by The Kushner-Locke Company
Written by Bill Wilson
Starring Woody Allen
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Cheech Marin
David Schwimmer
Kiefer Sutherland
Music by Ruy Folguera
Cinematography Vittorio Storaro
Edited by Michael R. Miller
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Release dates
  • May 26, 2000 (2000-05-26)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen.


Allen plays Tex, a butcher who kills his unfaithful wife Candy, played by Sharon Stone. After cutting up the body, Tex buries most of her body parts in the desert in New Mexico. A blind woman accidentally trips over Candy's hand, which has not been buried. Picking it up, her sight is restored, and she proclaims the hand to be the "Hand of the Virgin Mary." The hand then becomes the talk of the village and people flock there to heal themselves. This ranges from a crippled man growing new legs, a teenager being relieved of his acne and a midget having his manhood enlarged. Tex hears of these miracles, and attempts to retrieve the hand without being caught.


Cheech Marin agreed to make the film because Woody Allen was part of the cast.[1]


Marin called this film the worst movie he'd ever starred in.[1]



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