MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,141 this week

Piranha (1995)

R  |   |  Horror  |  1 October 1995 (USA)
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 1,172 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 12 critic

Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, his assistants, Maggie and Paul, accidentally release the hybrids ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (original screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2681 titles
created 04 Jun 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 5 titles
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 109 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Piranha" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Piranha (1995)

Piranha (1995) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Piranha.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

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.

Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen
Piranha 3DD (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff
Piranha 3D (2010)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss
Piranhaconda (TV Movie 2012)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

In this sequel to Sharktopus, two Piranhacondas hunt down their stolen egg. The scientist who stole the egg hitchikes the island and meets up with a movie crew on-set of filming. The star, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Rib Hillis
Piranha (2014)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Haunted by visions of chasing rioters, a junior banker tries to make it safely to the central business district for his first day at work, but little does he know the greatest danger facing him is not from the rioters.

Director: Elcid Asaei
Stars: Sid Phoenix, Stephen T Box, Ruggero Dalla Santa
Piranha (1978)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy
Mega Piranha (TV Movie 2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way toward Florida.

Director: Eric Forsberg
Stars: Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams
Milo (1998)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Franchot
Stars: Jennifer Jostyn, Antonio Fargas, Paula Cale
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rick Robinson is a ladder-climbing law intern from Miami with four days until the Bar Exam. Desperate to score points with his boss (McAllister), he commits to a favor he can't afford. He ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Black
Stars: Benjamin Gourley, Mila Kunis, Jon Heder
Piranha (2006)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Kavun
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Svetlana Antonova, Evgeniy Mironov
Piranhas (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Wealthy young bond traders dominate both the market and the L.A. nightlife with a blend of manipulation, narcissism and debauchery.

Director: Jason Strouse
Stars: Larry Joe Campbell, Jamie Kaler, Alex Scarlis
Tom Cool (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After going through 50 jobs, a young man lands a dream gig as a driver for an escort service.

Director: Ron Carlson
Stars: Mila Kunis, Nicki Aycox, Dian Bachar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
J.R. Randolph
Darleen Carr ...
Dr. Leticia Baines
...
...
...
...
Governor
Drancy Jackson ...
Jimmy
Billie Worley ...
...
Darlene
Kaz Garas ...
Sheriff
Richard Israel ...
Lorissa McComas ...
...
Terry Wechsler
Edit

Storyline

Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, his assistants, Maggie and Paul, accidentally release the hybrids into the Lost River Lake threatening to destroy everyone in their path. Can they prevent the flesh-eating piranhas from escaping into the ocean and spawning? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Lost River Lake was a thriving resort... Until they discovered...

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman Presents Piranha  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (dvd release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rather than shoot new special effects for the film, Roger Corman simply recycled the effects from the original. Sets and props were also designed to look like the first film to help accommodate the recycling of the special effects. See more »

Goofs

Despite being described as 'freezing', the pool that the piranhas were originally in had steam rising from it, indication that it was, in fact, heated. See more »

Quotes

Gina Green: I'm kind of like a promotion. You have to earn me.
See more »

Connections

Features Piranha (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Killer Mutant Piranha
Written by David Teague
Performed by Uncle Dog Food
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Give it a break! It wasn't that bad!
8 August 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

According to my fellow IMDb users, the film is a remake. But, since I have not seen the original, I cannot vouge for that. And they also say it uses stock footage from a number of other creature features. Again, I cannot say. But, if you think of it as a TV movie that was made some seven years ago, you cannot possibly expect a classic.

PIRANHA, in my opinion, was not that bad. It was certainly better than some of the other crappy action adventure films with the same plot line. Examples: BLOOD SURF, BENEATH LOCH NESS, PYTHON (the worst movie of all time) and an endless number of others.

You should all seriously give this movie a break. After all, it never wanted to be a classic. Just wanted to be there to give off some campy good fun...if only for a short while. PIRANHA gets 3/5.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lorissa McComas reydakota
Filming locations? chiznat7-1
Discuss Piranha (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?