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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

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A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tricia O'Neil ...
Anne Kimbrough
Steve Marachuk ...
Tyler Sherman
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Police Chief Steve Kimbrough (as Lance Henricksen)
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Chris Kimbrough (as Ricky G. Paull)
Ted Richert ...
Raoul, Hotel Manager
Leslie Graves ...
Allison Dumont
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Jai
Connie Lynn Hadden ...
Loretta
Arnie Ross ...
Mal the Cook
Tracey Berg ...
Beverly (as Tracy Berg)
Albert Sanders ...
Leo Bell, D.D.S.
Anne Pollack ...
Mrs. Wilson
Hildy Magnasun ...
Myrna Benotti
Phil Colby ...
Ralph Benotti
Lee Krug ...
Ron 'Ronny', the Lifeguard
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A sunken US supply ship off a Caribbean island resort is the focus for a series of mysterious piranha attacks. Investigating the death of one of her son's companions after a scuba-diving trip, Anne Kimbrough breaks into the morgue with holidaymaker Tyler Sherman, only to discover that the fish have wings and can fly. But the hotel manager refuses to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, with inevitable consequences... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Ovidio Assonitis was set to produce a third entry in the Piranha series in the early 1990s but the proposed third entry was never materialized. See more »

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Obvious dummy when Ann goes into the wreck and the supposedly dead diver floats down on top of her. See more »

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"Guess who's coming to dinner?"
10 October 2005 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

If you guessed Sidney Poitier you'd be wrong. So begins James Cameron's fascination with water. And what humble beginnings they are. Cameron would probably like to forget this one, because it is sadly less perfect than Dante's original. In Piranha II: The Spawning you're no longer safe outside the water. This time they can fly. Now, with a premise like that you expect certain things. Evil, flying, man-eating fish just begs for comedy. But I assure you, this film is never played for laughs; and that's its downfall. Dante's Piranha had elements of comedy in it and this one should have followed suit (especially with flying fish!!!). Make-up legend Giannetto De Rossi did the effects for the film, however, the picture quality on the VHS I was watching was so muddled I couldn't appreciate them. The fish themselves are still accompanied by that menacing sound effect, so they still have that going for them. Unless you're a hardcore Lance Henriksen/James Cameron fan, I'd say you can miss this one.


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