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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Then... you were shocked by the great white shark - Now... you are at the mercy of 1000 jaws! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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3 August 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piraña  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,585,673 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The novelization also fills in some trivia about Maggie. When her boyfriend just walked out on her, she hired a skip-tracer to find him. She got so hooked on the process she decided to become one herself. By the time she caught up with her ex, she wasn't interested anymore in why he left. See more »

Goofs

The position of the plane ticket in Earl's hand as he gives it to Maggie. See more »

Quotes

Dumont: People eat fish, Grogan. Fish don't eat people.
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Crazy Credits

The FBI warning at the end of the credits ends with the phrase "So There." Producer Jon Davison used the same joke for the FBI warning in his later picture "Airplane." See more »

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Campishly engaging Jaws spin-off
3 August 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

The above OLS pretty much says all there is to be said about this entertaining little flick,which was purchased on the off-chance at a spur-of-the-moment retail indicisiveness.There is just so much to be admired on it's camp levels here.The funny little noises the piranha fish make they're attacking their victims,the rather plain/wooden acting of those in the lead roles,and the inevitably dated effects.Still,it's a good film,worth buying and treasuring.***


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