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Piranha (1972)

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Wildlife photographer Terry and her brother Art go to Venezuela for a photo shoot. They hire Jim Pendrake to guide them through the jungle. However, the trio run afoul of evil local hunter Caribe.

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Complete credited cast:
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Jim Pendrake
Ahna Capri ...
Terry
Tom Simcox ...
Art Greene
John Villegas ...
Juan
Ernie Fracis ...
Diamond Miner
Julie Teca ...
Girl
Miguel Berzares ...
Miguel
Andres Delgado ...
Bartender
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Wildlife photographer Terry and her brother Art go to Venezuela for a photo shoot. They hire Jim Pendrake to guide them through the jungle. However, the trio run afoul of evil local hunter Caribe.

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8 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piranha, Piranha!  »

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Obvious fake head of Caribe drowning. See more »

Quotes

[After their race, that Caribe won]
Art Greene: Congratulations, Caribe.
Caribe: Another try?
Jim Pendrake: No, thanks.
Caribe: So, who wants to see the diamonds now?
Art Greene: Terry, do you wanna see diamonds?
Terry: Not only see them, I want to make pictures of them, my Dear!
Caribe: I'll meet you in half an hour!
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Love All Things That Love the Sun
Written and Sung by Jim Stein
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Someone got some $ to go on a trip!
13 July 2004 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

There seems to be about 30 minutes of movie here and 60 minutes of shaky, hand-held shots of birds, monkeys, guys on an endless motorcycle race. Seriously, the race comes from out of nowhere and takes forever! One guy jumps over a log with a gator beside it. Spine-chilling thrills, there! Hey, let's get some cash together and spend some time in Venezuela! Yay!

Oh yeah, it's about 55 minutes in before anyone even says the word "piranha" and about an hour and ten minutes before you see one "in action".

I, too, got this one for about 5 bucks. I was thinking it was the OTHER Piranha movie. (This one is even so deceptive to be labeled only "Piranha")

Lame. Not even lame enough to be much fun, I'm sad to say.


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