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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Carole Davis ...
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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$145,786 (estimated)
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James Cameron's name remained on the picture despite being fired as the film was contractually obliged to have an American name cited as director. See more »

Goofs

During the nocturnal piranha beach attack, wires can clearly be seen in certain shots holding up the flying piranhas. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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6 December 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

sure it's not the best movie ever made,,but they don't do this kind of movies any more. it has a bit of that early 80's charm over it. And Lance Henriksen is never bad in a movie. sure the script blows but what a hell it's entertaining as hell. And the effects looks very cheesy at some times. mostly on the flying piranha effects they looks darn ugly. it had been better if the fishes stayed in the sea:-) those effects worked better. the music sounded like some Italian giallo film. maybe the reason for that was that the producer was Italian. iv'e got the DVD version of the film and it looks pretty good in widescreen. some scenes i wished they would have cut out, like some of the more comic characters,in a movie like this that aims for a serious story don't need unrealistic comic reliefs. like the scene when they chant *we want fish* what did the script makers think. if this was a comedy it would have been a blast,,but not when it's gonna be a horror movie. but if you ignore all the flaws in this movie and just see it for what is it's pretty OK. a forgotten little horror flick from the early 80's


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