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Piranha (1995)

R | | Horror | 1 October 1995 (USA)
The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely... See full summary »

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The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely environmentalist Paul Grogan to help her to look for the teenager. They head to an abandoned army facility and Maggie decides to drain the pools to see whether the body of the girl is there. They are assaulted by a woman with a crowbar but they subdue her. However she escapes and soon they learn that the woman is Dr. Leticia Baines, who is researching a hybrid species of piranha that is capable to survive in fresh and sea waters for military purpose. Further, Maggie has release the piranhas on the river and they are heading to the Lost River Lake Resort. Maggie and Paul inform the corrupt local Sheriff but Randolph tells him to lock them up since he does not want to jeopardize the party he has promoted to his resort. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Mila Kunis's film debut. 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.
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References Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) 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 cheaply-made Taiwan net...imagine that!?!?
9 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This, like "Frogs" (1972) is a great introductory horror film for children who are showing signs of liking horror movies.

There's no real graphic violence here; no vulgar words spoken; no real nudity except that which amounts to not much more than what's seen at a good beach with hot women; and, little boys can have their little fantasies about Mila Kunis as a little girl, as I once did as a little boy about Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal; and, Kim Richards.

With today's standards, this is the kind of "STARTER" movie that little kids watch before they grow into 'REAL HORROR' movies like...what we 'adults' all watch and love today.

It's not a bad movie, it's just 'soft-core' horror for children; and, for adults who just can't hack the way the world really works.

I'd like to thank pbrandon074 for his review, which is the reason I watched this movie.

Again...It's not a bad flick; and, it's 'very realistic' in the way that the police and politicians act (don't act at all) without any care or concern for people they're paid to protect! :)


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