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Piranha (1972)

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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Jim Pendrake
Ahna Capri ...
Terry Greene
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Art Greene
John Villegas ...
Juan
Julie Teca ...
Girl
Ernie Fracis ...
Diamond Miner
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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Two Wildlife Photographers. A Homicidal Hunter. A Head Start. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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8 November 1972 (USA)  »

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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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Boring plot barely takes too long to get to anything scary
24 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The expectation one has when one plunks "Piranha" in the DVD player, is that it will be a monster-horror film about the flesh-eating fish of the Amazon. In any of these old monster films, we necessarily have some uneventful part of the story to watch, that sets the stage for the scary parts. But I watched through more than half of this film with no sign of ever getting to the monsters. And the plot to that point was near total boredom. It was a struggle to keep watching.

I got well into the part when the "bad guy" comes on the scene. The character, Caribe, played by William Smith, is supposed to add some mystery and fright to the film, but it's quite mundane. After I gave up on the film ever amounting to much, I read some other reviews and see that there is very little in it at all about the fish. Apparently, it turns more into a dark mystery-horror film. But don't take my word. This film is so slow and uninteresting that I gave up on it.


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