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Piranha 3D (2010)

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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

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Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Two million years of evolution. One perfect killer. See more »


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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Piranha 3-D  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,487,119 (UK) (20 August 2010)

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$25,003,072 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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A TV spot was banned because it had too much gore, and it also revealed the ending to the movie. See more »

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The camera's silhouetted reflection can be seen after Mr. Goodman dumps a piranha into a tank. See more »

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[first lines]
Matt Boyd: Oh boy, that's a fast fish.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits a severed partially skeletal head is shown sinking to the lake floor. See more »

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Written by Prohgress (as James Roh), J-Splif (as Jae Choung), Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura), Jeremy Reeves, and Jonathan Yip
Performed by Far East Movement
Courtesy of Catch Music Group, LLC.
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... There are two ways to deconstruct a genre. CABIN in the WOODS is pretty much a clinic in this rare art. But history I think will notice this little gem as well.

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That is the beauty of this deconstruction. Death by perfection.

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