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Piranha (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  1 October 1995 (USA)
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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 »

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J.R. Randolph
Darleen Carr ...
Dr. Leticia Baines
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Governor
Drancy Jackson ...
Jimmy
Billie Worley ...
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Darlene
Kaz Garas ...
Sheriff
Richard Israel ...
Lorissa McComas ...
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Terry Wechsler
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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

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

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

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Roger Corman Presents Piranha  »

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Trivia

Even though special effects had made considerable progress since 1978, stock-footage from Joe Dante's version was used for close-ups of the killing fish of that film. See more »

Goofs

When William Kat jumps into the water near the end of the movie..you can clearly see the markings on the swimming pool wall that they filmed the jump into. See more »

Quotes

Whitney: They're eating the guests, sir.
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Killer Mutant Piranha
Written by David Teague
Performed by Uncle Dog Food
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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A terrific and funny remake of the horror classic!
19 November 1998 | by (LA, CA.) – See all my reviews

This is a terrific, and very fun update, of the 1978 John Sayles-Joe Dante drive-in classic. This one has it all: gore, laughs, movie buff in-jokes, gorgeous babes, and some genuine suspense and scares. Well-directed and keeps just enough of the original script intact, while adding a lot of clever new writing, to make this a fun ride to grab from the video store. Check it out!


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