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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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 »

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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 »

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Paul Grogan: The piranha are coming! You've got to believe 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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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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