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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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Don't Scream...Just Swim! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,487,119 (UK) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

$25,003,072 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Richard Dreyfuss: The Jaws (1975) star appears as fisherman Matt Boyd at the start of the film. Dreyfuss was paid a reported $50,000 for his cameo in the film. He donated his entire salary to charity. Boyd is dressed like Hooper, the character Dreyfuss played in Steven Spielberg's masterpiece. See more »

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When Jake saw the tube empty, he swam to it. Shortly, when he was back on the boat, he is completely dry, including his shorts. See more »

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[first lines]
Matt Boyd: Oh boy, that's a fast fish.
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The Dimension Films logo is shown to be just below the surface of water See more »

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Referenced in Keith Lemon: The Film (2012) See more »

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Here She Comes
Written by Geoff Siegel and Nik Frost
Performed by Flatheads
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