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Piranha 3D (2010) Poster

(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.
No cuts were demanded by the MPAA.
The film was not screened for critics, although, unusually in such circumstances, the critics actually liked it.
The film has a poster in the style of Jaws (1975) and its sequels, with the monster at the bottom of the sea and the potential victim on the surface high above.
Kelly Brook and Riley Steele spent two weeks training for their nude synchronized underwater swimming set piece.
Richard Dreyfuss worked for two days, while Christopher Lloyd only worked for a single day.
A spoof ad campaign suggested that the film should be considered for Academy Awards.
This is the first time Elisabeth Shue and Christopher Lloyd have shared screen time since Back to the Future Part III (1990).
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Alexandre Aja planned to have Joe Dante (director of the original Piranha (1978)) and James Cameron (director of Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)) play boat captains who give safety lessons to the teens. Dante wanted to do it, but Cameron was too busy.
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The film was actually shot on Lake Havasu, Arizona, a popular place for real spring breakers, not on Lake Victoria. Producers debated using the real name, but opted for a fictional one for various reasons.
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1,112 boats were used for the spring break massacre set piece.
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Gianna Michaels was a last minute replacement for Natasha Nice, who got arrested while working on a hardcore movie prior to the shooting of her scene and hence was unable to do the small part Michaels plays in the picture.
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The film was shot in 2D and converted to 3D using the Reali-D conversion process developed by the company, Inner-D. Unlike other 3D converted films, Piranha 3D was always planned to be 3D.
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"Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis wrote a letter to producers saying he was angry at the film because of Jerry O'Connell's character who owns a site called "Wild Wild Girls" which is a spoof of the adult video line and that he might take legal action if "any defamatory or disparaging statements, or depictions, in the media or in the film itself, or other statements that portray Mr. Francis in a false light, will be met with swift litigation.". After seeing the movie Francis went on saying "I appreciate a good parody as much as the next guy, but to associate me with drugs and the filming of underage girls crosses a definite line," Francis said. "Jerry O'Connell has repeatedly and emphatically stated on the public record that he is 'playing Joe Francis,' not a fictional character based on me. Mr. O'Connell has done this despite having been warned by his own lawyers not to admit this." In response O'Connell said "I get to play Joe Francis! Oh, wait. For legal reasons I'm supposed to say, 'I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis.'"
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The production crew estimated 75,000 gallons of fake blood were used each day.
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Kelly Brook auditioned with an American accent. This deeply disappointed director Alexandre Aja, who called her back and asked her to speak in her natural English accent. He felt the character would be much more appealing if Brook played her in her normal voice.
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This film marks the third time that director Alexandre Aja has directed a horror film remake. He previously directed The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Mirrors (2008), also remakes of earlier horror films.
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Some of the shots of spring break participants are genuine.
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Shot in 42 days.
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Production was originally slated to begin in late 2008, but was delayed until March 2009.
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Despite prominent billing, Christopher Lloyd and Richard Dreyfuss each get just a few minutes of screentime.
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Matt Boyd (Richard Dreyfuss) sings "Show Me the Way to Go Home", which is the song Dreyfuss' Jaws (1975) character, Hooper, and his colleagues are singing in the fishing boat when the shark attacks.
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The spring break massacre set piece took nine days altogether to film.
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The song Richard Dreyfuss is singing at the beginning of the film, "Show me the way to go home" is the same song he sang with Robert Shaw and Roy Schieder in JAWS, aboard the Orca, in 1975.
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Alexandre Aja first met Kelly Brook at a restaurant he was eating lunch at.
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The scenes at the Pet Emporium were all shot in a single day.
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Alexandre Aja cast all the spring break extras.
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Three boats were built for the Barracuda yacht.
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Included in the end credits is a shout-out for the Society of Amputee Surfers.
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The brand of tequila they have on the Wild Wild Girls boat is Havasu Tequila. This is most visible during the body shots scene. Lake Havasu is where this was filmed.
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During the scene of the two nude women swimming underwater, the music used is the "Flower Duet" from Delibes' opera "Lakmé". The English translation of the French lyrics includes the lines "Come, let us drift down together / Let us gently glide along; With its enchanting flow / Let us follow the fleeing current... Ah! Let us drift down together!"
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The director filmed scenes specifically for the trailers and TV spots.
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Ehren Kruger made an uncredited contribution to the screenplay.
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Chuck Russell was originally going to direct. He did however help rewrite the script with Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, as well as incorporating the original John Sayles script that Joe Dante directed the first time around.
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Rob Huebel was considered for the role of Derrick Jones.
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Ashlynn Brooke, Gianna Michaels:  The adult film actresses both play victims. Michaels plays the parasailing girl. Brooke plays the member of the cheerleading who is cut in half by the loose steel cable.
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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.
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Eli Roth:  The wet T-shirt contest host.
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