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Piranha (1995)

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Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, Maggie, a private investigator, and Paul, an environmentalist, ... See full summary »



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


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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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Release Date:

1 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman Presents Piranha  »

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Some of the scenes were shot in the same locations as the original. See more »


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 »


Whitney: They're eating the guests, sir.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


Killer Mutant Piranha
Written by David Teague
Performed by Uncle Dog Food
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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.

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