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Frankenfish (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  9 October 2004 (USA)
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When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist ... See full summary »

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Sam Rivers
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Eliza
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Mary Callahan
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Dan
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Gloria Crankton
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Jeff
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Joseph
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Anton
Noelle Evans ...
Bobbi
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Roland
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Elmer
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Pilot (as Steve Ritzi)
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John Crankton
Sean Patterson ...
Abrams
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When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he meets his family and friends. They find that Chinese snake-heads genetically engineered that belong to a wealthy hunter are attacking and killing the locals. While the group fights to survive, the hunter Jeff arrives with his team to hunt the predators. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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hunter | fish | biologist | swamp | louisiana | See more »

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Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The Sheriff's jackets clearly shows a patch stating county, when in actuality, Louisiana is made up of Parishes. See more »

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Dan: He's talking to the dead fish...
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Finally A Decent Sci-Fi Channel Movie!
10 February 2006 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I came upon "Frankenfish" on the Sci-Fi Channel on a night when there was literally nothing else on TV and thought to myself "With a title like that it's got to at least be worth a look." I half expected to laugh myself silly but I was pleasantly surprised at how well done "Frankenfish" really was. Plenty of gore (even in an edited-for-TV version!), neat set pieces (I've never seen a "town" of floating house boats before) and man, when you say that "it hits the fan" in "Frankenfish," it LITERALLY hits the fan, as in a bad guy being splattered by the business end of a Bayou fan-boat. The creature effects are pretty obviously CGI in the long shots but aside from that minor complaint, I thoroughly enjoyed "Frankenfish" and wouldn't mind adding it to my video collection. Fans of Joe Dante's classic PIRANHA, the JAWS series, and other killer-aquatic-creature films should have a blast with this one. No, it's not a GREAT movie by any means, but it is a fun one. Give FRANKENFISH a try!


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