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Piranha (1995)

R  |   |  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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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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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 »

Goofs

When William Kat jumps into the water near the end of the movie..you can clearly see the markings on the swimming pool wall that they filmed the jump into. See more »

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Gina Green: I'm kind of like a promotion. You have to earn me.
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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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You know what? This is kind of fun
27 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly solid TV remake of the 1978 movie, with William Katt and Alexandra Paul investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl, only to discover genetically engineered piranhas swimming about in the local rivers, eating anyone they come across and heading for a kids summer camp.

Like the original, most of the enjoyment comes from the cheap fish effects, and it's helped along by decent performances, an exciting score and some welcome black humour. What also works well is the unpredictability of the piranha's victims: I thought I could guess who'd get eaten and in what order, but more often than not I was wrong.

It's cheesy fun and an improvement on the original.


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