The Jigsaw Murders is a 1971 American slasher film directed by John Hough and starring Glenn Ford, Vera Miles, and John Vernon. The film tells the story of a group of people who are kidnapped and forced to play a series of deadly games by a mysterious killer known as "The Jigsaw Killer". The film begins with a group of people arriving at a remote mansion for a party. However, they are soon attacked by a masked killer and taken prisoner. The killer then reveals that they have been chosen to play a series of games, and that if they fail to complete the games, they will die. The victims are forced to compete in a variety of challenges, including solving puzzles, escaping from traps, and fighting off the killer. As the games progress, the victims begin to die one by one. The film culminates in a showdown between the killer and the last remaining victim. The victim is able to defeat the killer and escape, but the killer's identity is never revealed. The Jigsaw Murders was a critical and commercial success. The film was praised for its suspenseful atmosphere and its gruesome violence. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $10 million at the domestic box office. The Jigsaw Murders is considered to be one of the first slasher films, and it helped to popularize the genre. The film has been cited as an influence on later slasher films, such as the Friday the 13th series and the Halloween series.

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The Jigsaw Murders (1989)

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The Jigsaw Murders is a 1971 American slasher film directed by John Hough and starring Glenn Ford, Vera Miles, and John Vernon. The film tells the story of a group of people who are kidnapped and forced to play a series of deadly games by a mysterious killer known as "The Jigsaw Killer". The film begins with a group of people arriving at a remote mansion for a party. However, they are soon attacked by a masked killer and taken prisoner. The killer then reveals that they have been chosen to play a series of games, and that if they fail to complete the games, they will die. The victims are forced to compete in a variety of challenges, including solving puzzles, escaping from traps, and fighting off the killer. As the games progress, the victims begin to die one by one. The film culminates in a showdown between the killer and the last remaining victim. The victim is able to defeat the killer and escape, but the killer's identity is never revealed. The Jigsaw Murders was a critical and commercial success. The film was praised for its suspenseful atmosphere and its gruesome violence. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $10 million at the domestic box office. The Jigsaw Murders is considered to be one of the first slasher films, and it helped to popularize the genre. The film has been cited as an influence on later slasher films, such as the Friday the 13th series and the Halloween series.

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Chad Everett

Detective Sergeant Joe DaVonzo
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Michelle Johnson

Kathy DaVonzo
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Michael Sabatino

Detective Elliot Greenfield
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Yaphet Kotto

Doctor Fillmore
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Jill Jacobson

Dr. Louise Lester
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Eli Rich

Ace Mosley
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Paul Kent

Captain Matt Ludwig
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Charles Bouvier

Detective Bauman
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Javier Grajeda

Detective Martinez
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Dena Drotar

Lori Bellweather
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Paul Bruno

Scarface Cop
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Martin Azarow

Leon Murch
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Arthur Adams

Judge
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Gwen Seliger

Deborah Rose
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David Wells

Assistant District Attorney Durkee
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Mark Knowles

Bryant St. John (Art Dealer)
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Victor Bhalla

Shandar
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Teresa Russell

Megan McDonald
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James Paradise

Mosley's Attorney
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Page Mosely

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Bradley Weissman

Director
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Ed Griffith

Evan Stone
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Angelina Estrada

Building Manager
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Karen Elise Baldwin

Receptionist
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Noel Webb

TV Announcer
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Bryan Utman

Eager Cop Brian
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Laura Albert

Blonde Stripper
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Carla Baron

Script Girl
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John Casino

Mamoulian
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Gardner Doolittle

Uniformed Cop
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Lori Cobe

Casting Assistant #1
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Judy Schewech Bennett

Casting Assistant #2
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Rainer Giermasinski

Punk #1
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Claudio Radeechi

Punk #2
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Brinke Stevens

Stripper #1
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Catherine Case

Stripper #2
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Michelle Bauer

Cindy Jakulski
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Manoj Kaytee

Store Manager
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Jag Mundhra

Director
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Jag Mundhra

Writer
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Allen B. Ury

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The Jigsaw Murders

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5/30/2017

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