Missing Pieces (film)

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Missing Pieces
Missing Pieces (1992) theatrical release poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster.
Directed by Leonard B. Stern
Produced by Bill Carraro
Aaron Russo
Written by Leonard B. Stern
Starring Eric Idle
Robert Wuhl
Lauren Hutton
Janice Lynde
James Hong
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Cinematography Peter Stein
Edited by Evan A. Lottman
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • 17 July 1992 (1992-07-17)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Missing Pieces is a 1992 comedy film directed and written by Leonard Stern. Eric Idle plays a former greeting-card writer whose possible inheritance causes him great distress.


Eric Idle and Robert Wuhl star as a mismatched couple, Wendel and Lou in this mystery-comedy caper. Characters include a one-handed kingpin,a lawyer who suffers from dwarfism, and twin brothers, one a crazed photographer and the other a mild-mannered antique dealer. One of Wendel's many former foster parents, Mr Hu, dies, and his lawyer (the dwarf) gives Wendel his inheritance. A riddle. Wendel and Lou (his cello-playing best friend) soon realise the riddle isn't Hu's heirloom, just the key to finding Wendel's inheritance. But they are pursued by several unfavourable characters, almost all of whom want them dead.



The film opened in theatres on 17 July 1992, and was available on DVD from 20 August 1996. Also on HBO Video.

External links[edit]

Missing Pieces at the Internet Movie Database