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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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WHY on Hollywood 's name! ¿WHYYYYY???
23 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

OH MY GOD. When I saw this I felt bad for myself. How could I expose my brains to such abomination! I should have known, anyway. ¿Flying Piranhas? There's no way a movie about flying Piranhas could be actually good. Yeah, it's my fault.

The problem is, not only this movie was bad, it was BAAAAAD, so bad that made movies like Gigli look good. The filmmakers should hide all the copies, or even better, burn it, to completely erase this thrash from earth. I mean, to any person that participated in this film making, it's a negative point for their careers (and could actually flunk it if it's to be discovered that they had anything to do with it).

The only use of Piranha the Spawning is to be used as a blackmail device for getting some money from the disgraced actors that appeared in this movie (pretty sure they had been the last 20 years trying to forget this miserable mistake in their lives).


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