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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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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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Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA)  »

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$145,786 (estimated)
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Film debut of Ricky Paull Goldin. See more »

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When Steve goes to search for his son, he starts up the helicopter twice. See more »

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Hard to believe it's Cameron
14 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Cameron defends his first film opus as being, "without a doubt, the finest flying piranha movie ever made." I must agree with The King of the World on that one.

This movie just goes to show that none of us should take early knocks in our careers too hard. From here to Titanic in 17 years is pretty good.


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