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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
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Dr. Leticia Baines
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Billie Worley ...
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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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Trivia

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 »

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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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Killer mutant piranha...
18 February 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Despite being old, this remake of the classic "Piranha" movie is actually not all that shabby. And I would say that it is actually better than the 2010 remake (aside from the effects in the 2010 version).

The story doesn't get any easier to follow than it is presented in the movie. The government have been experimenting on piranha fish for insertion into Russia and the East. Yeah, seems plausible enough, right? Haha... Then the project was shut down, but the experiments continued. Now, years later, the piranha are accidentally released out into the nearby river. Wait, it gets better, this new strain of piranha can live in both salt and fresh water, as well as warm and cold water. And the piranha are hungry... There, story summarized.

"Piranha" actually manages to keep you entertained throughout the entire feature length, and you want to see what happens next.

As for the cast in "Piranha", then there were some pretty good names, such as William Katt (playing Paul Grogan) and a very young Mila Kunis (playing Susie Grogan). There are some other familiar faces on the roster as well, and of course an always welcomed face on the screen, James Karen (playing the governor).

"Piranha" is worth checking out if you like cheesy horror movies. If for nothing else, then watch it for the hilarious song that plays when the end credits are rolling over the screen; killer mutant piranha...

Oh, and notice how the film makers used the same footage of the swimming piranha school over and over again, and sometimes would just zoom in, but still use the same shot. That was wonderful. And also, take notice of the eagle-like cry the piranha emits when they attack, that had me laughing out loud. Priceless entertainment right there.

You should check out this 1995 version of "Piranha" if you have watched the original or the 2010 remake. Trust me...


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