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Killer Fish (1979)

 -  Horror  -  7 December 1979 (USA)
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Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

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Lasky
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Kate Neville
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Gabrielle
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Ann
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Paul Diller
Roy Brocksmith ...
Ollie
Dan Pastorini ...
Hans
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Warren
Charles Guardino ...
Lloyd
Anthony Steffen ...
Max
Fábio Sabag ...
Quintin
Jorge Cherques ...
Police Inspector
Chico Arago ...
Ben
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Tom
Sônia Oiticica ...
Nurse
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Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

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Horror

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7 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Treasure of the Piranha  »

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Trivia

Dan Pastorini's bare-chest scene with Karen Black foreshadows his appearance one year later in the December 1980 issue of Playgirl magazine in which he shed more than just his shirt. See more »

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 »

Quotes

Kate Neville: Have you ever broken it before?
Hans: Probably.
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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
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Hungry fish wouldn't eat this trash
4 January 2006 | by (Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film late at night, every time the commercial came on, there was the image of a skeleton underwater of a dead diver.

The film is basically about the theft of some diamonds and they are dropped into a pond for a second party to pick up.

Unfortunately, some hungry piranha are amongst the diamonds.

The acting was pretty cheesy, "So what took your friend?" "I dunno. It was probably a big snake." The landscape of Brazil was beautiful to watch, even when the model having her pictures taken is good.

It was a B grade killer fish film and will forever be a B grade killer fish film.


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