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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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Drancy Jackson ...
Jimmy
Billie Worley ...
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Darlene
Kaz Garas ...
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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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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

Paul Grogan: The fish were bred for intelligence and endurance and God knows what else.
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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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Not that bad.
11 April 2006 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this is compared to the original. That film was no classic, and at least this one doesn't pull any punches. Indeed, the DVD version is R-rated and definitely not TV fare. Mila Kunis is so young in this that one wonders if it was made earlier than 1995. Anyhow, the story is ridiculous and pretty hackneyed, but William Katt and Monte Markham add credibility. It's always a pleasant surprise when James Karen shows up too. As a cheapie horror flick it delivers exactly what it promises and holds one's interest throughout. Making films like this made Roger Corman a legend, and his contribution to this particular film is probably what makes it work.


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