Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

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Mike Canfield (as Wayne David Crawford)
Jason Evers ...
Dr. Elliot Snow
Roberta Leighton ...
Liza Williams
Cliff Emmich ...
Deputy Lester
William Kerwin ...
Sheriff Ben Williams
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Papa Jack
Harry Kerwin ...
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Rick Rhodes ...
Goverment Agent #2
Matt King ...
Agent Leaving
Robert G. Noe ...
Hotel Clerk
William Roundebush ...
Boy Student
Denise Taylor ...
Girl Student
Leigh Walsh ...
Girl Student
David Renier ...
Arguing Man on Street #1
Ray Michel ...
Arguing Man on Street #2
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Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

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Joe Dante was offered to direct the film because of his experience with the aquatic creature feature film Piranha which had been released earlier that year. See more »

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A hand can be seen pushing a barracuda past the camera, when Bubba and the security guy go out in the boat and pick up the marine biologist diver from the water - as he's climbing into the boat. See more »

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Hilariously bad conspiracy theory flick with not much Barracuda but plenty of 70s cheese
31 August 2013 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I would love to hear the story behind how Barracuda got made. My guess is this: someone penned a land-based thriller entitled "The Lucifer Project" (which is the movies' subtitle) that was about a government conspiracy to control the populace through blood sugar manipulation. The film started pre-production, but someone said "hey, this movie called 'Jaws' was really successful three years ago and now I hear this new one called 'Piranha' is also going to do well. How about we change the title to 'Barracuda' and throw in a few scenes of hypoglycemic fish attacking divers to see if we can make more money".

The fish stuff really is that obvious of an afterthought.

If you attempt to watch Barracuda seriously, it's incredibly bad on many levels: cheesy acting, bizarre plot twists, a hilariously inept police force (complete with the fat comedy relief character) and an ending scene that strives hard for the bleakness that was so fashionable in the late 70s but only ends up being kind of funny instead.

But I will say this, if you're looking for a movie to put on with friends, maybe with a little drink, and run your own MST3K style commentary over the top, Barracuda is an absolute gem. My wife and I had a riot watching it. Unlike a lot of the intentionally bad SyFy channel movies (like Sharknado) that come across as manipulative attempts to draw crowds through corniness, Barracuda is an *actual* bad movie, not a manufactured one, and thus is much more charming and fun to experience.


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