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Frankenfish (2004)

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

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This film was based on the snakehead fish incident in Crofton, Maryland. See more »

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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: So I guess we're having fillet of swamp monster
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Good stupid fun!
10 October 2004 | by (Sarasota, FL) – See all my reviews

Take one part Jaws, one part Tremors and a hint of Creature From the Black Lagoon, mix well, and you get Frankenfish. Yes it's filled with stock characters (though its nice to have an African-American hero for a change) and some foolish plot twists, but, I liked it.

Why? Well, the characters were basically likable and well-acted by a largely unknown cast. Second, the story moves along at a good clip which is always important when the plot is clichéd. Third, the Frankenfish were terrific, big and scary. And, of course, there was plenty of blood and guts; surprising since the Sci-Fi channel usually edits this out.

Don't go in expecting too much, just your typical large, voracious monster on the loose and you should enjoy this one.


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