MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,649 this week

Killer Fish (1979)

 -  Horror  -  7 December 1979 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 719 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 22 critic

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director:

(as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 498 titles
created 23 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 90 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Killer Fish" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Killer Fish (1979)

Killer Fish (1979) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Killer Fish.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: David Warbeck, Tisa Farrow, Tony King
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The journalist Alan Foster makes a bet than he can spend one night at the haunted Blackwood Castle. As he learns, the rumors of ghosts at the castle are indeed true. On All Soul's Eve the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Michèle Mercier, Klaus Kinski
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director: Elliott Hong
Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Johnny Yune, Raf Mauro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Femi Benussi, Barbara Marzano
The Squeeze (1978)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert
Car Crash (1981)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Joey Travolta, Ana Obregón, Vittorio Mezzogiorno
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A disturbed lesbian librarian kidnaps a beautiful young woman she's obsessed with, breaks her foot to keep her incapacitated, then starts to kill off people she believes are intruding in their "relationship".

Director: Eduardo Montes Bradley
Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Maryam d'Abo, Frederic Forrest
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A superhero becomes invisible after he swallows an Indian potion.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Dean Jones, Philippe Leroy, Gastone Moschin
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Daniel Bosch, Marina Giulia Cavalli, Luciano Pigozzi
Mondo Inferno (1964)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This shockumentary takes us on visits to a restaurant that serves up delicious dog meat dishes, mud-wrestling clubs, a chastity belt store. We get to see bizarre funeral rites, snake ... See full summary »

Directors: Antonio Margheriti, Marco Vicario
Stars: Coccinelle, Stephen Garret, John Hart
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: José Antonio de la Loma
Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Lee Van Cleef, Jorge Rivero
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lasky
...
Kate Neville
...
Gabrielle
...
Ann
...
Paul Diller
Roy Brocksmith ...
Ollie
Dan Pastorini ...
Hans
...
Warren
Charles Guardino ...
Lloyd
Anthony Steffen ...
Max
Fábio Sabag ...
Quintin
Jorge Cherques ...
Police Inspector
Chico Arago ...
Ben
...
Tom
Sônia Oiticica ...
Nurse
Edit

Storyline

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

betrayal | piranha | jewel | treasure | water | See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Treasure of the Piranha  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

One of the final shots of the destruction of the oil refinery, there is clearly a member of the cast/crew in the background. These scenes were done using miniature model sets so the appearance of this man ruins the illusion of scale. See more »

Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WINNER TAKES ALL
Written by Barry Leng, Simon May, Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Amii Stewart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Spaghetti and Pilchards.
7 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Killer Fish is directed by Antonio Margheriti and written by Michael Rogers. It stars Lee Majors, Karen Black, James Franciscus, Margaux Hemingway and Marisa Berenson. Music is by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis and cinematography by Alberto Spagnoli.

Majors leads a band of thieves in trying to regain some stolen gems that are at the bottom of Piranha infested waters.

It's pretty bad, in fact it's a rare case where I would suggest that the low internet rating for the film is about right. OK! You wouldn't think anyone seriously goes into this type of Spaghetti Horror expecting a terrifying masterpiece, but it's not unreasonable to think that you might get some modicum of suspense and half decent acting. Unfortunately Killer Fish has neither.

Filmed on location in Brazil, there's a half decent budget afforded the production, yet the actors stare off into the distance on some sort of sleep deprived auto-pilot, forced to say dialogue so poorly written you wonder if it was being made up as they went along? The fish of the title don't show up until half hour into the pic, briefly raising hope that excitement, peril and drama will now pulse through proceedings, but it's a false dawn.

The Six Million Dollar Man and the perpetually blank Hemingway fulfil their catwalk casting assignments, and some half decent model work is introduced and blown up, but at just over an hour and forty minutes in length, it's a real chore to get through. Oh well, at least it's not insultingly bad on purpose, it is honest in its very modest intentions. 3/10


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What A Great and Stylish Movie mat_clark
Gasmasks? scubadiver22
Discuss Killer Fish (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?