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After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Danielle Panabaker ... Maddy

Matt Bush ... Barry

Katrina Bowden ... Shelby

Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Josh

David Koechner ... Chet

Chris Zylka ... Kyle

Adrian Martinez ... Big Dave

Paul James Jordan ... Travis

Meagan Tandy ... Ashley

David Hasselhoff ... Himself

Christopher Lloyd ... Mr. Goodman

Paul Scheer ... Andrew

Gary Busey ... Clayton

Clu Gulager ... Mo

Sierra Fisk ... Bethany

Matthew Lintz ... Freckled Boy

Sylvia Jefferies ... Young Mother
Jenna Hurt ... Rochelle

Rozlyn Papa ... Dawn

Alisa Harris ... Hysteric / Stocky Woman

Stacy Rabon ... Fearful Woman
Nate Panning ... Waterpark Patron

Kathy Sue Holtorf ... Bimbo Lifeguard

Irina Voronina ... Kiki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sheila Brothers ... Bloody Bather (uncredited)
Truman Brothers ... Staring Kid (uncredited)
Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Lifeguard (uncredited)

Michael Faulkner ... Swimmer (uncredited)

Katie Garner ... Lizzie Guard (uncredited)
Beth Gosnell ... Saved Dead Woman (uncredited)
Sierra Holmes ... Bather (uncredited)
Richard Wes Howren ... Water Park Patron (uncredited)

Cody Kennedy ... Lifeguard Cody (uncredited)
Michael L. Kuhn ... Male Staffer (uncredited)
Karen Malina ... Josh's Mom (uncredited)
Michelle Matthewson ... Nurse (uncredited)

Livia Milano ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Joe Montanti ... Water Park Monkey Man (uncredited)

Ving Rhames ... Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
Michael J Roberts ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Rima Saleeby ... Victim (uncredited)

David Schifter ... Bite Victim's Father (uncredited)

Tabitha Taylor ... Lifeguard Tabby (uncredited)
Pat Thomas ... Bather (uncredited)
Robert Wilmoth ... Boy discovering corpses (uncredited)
Sarah Wilson ... Massacre victim (uncredited)
Melissa Anne Young ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Marta Zolynska ... Bella (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Gulager 
Writing credits
Patrick Melton (written by) &
Marcus Dunstan (written by) and
Joel Soisson (written by)

Pete Goldfinger (characters) (as Peter Goldfinger) &
Josh Stolberg (characters)

Produced by
Mark Canton .... producer
Pete Goldfinger .... co-producer (as Peter Goldfinger)
Chako van Leeuwen .... executive producer
Ben Ormand .... executive producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Joel Soisson .... producer
Matthew Stein .... executive producer
Josh Stolberg .... co-producer
Marc Toberoff .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Alexandre Lehmann 
Film Editing by
Martin Bernfeld 
Devin C. Lussier 
Kirk M. Morri  (as Kirk Morri)
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini 
Set Decoration by
Thurston Edwards 
Costume Design by
Carol Cutshall 
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... second hair stylist
Denise Baer .... makeup effects crew
Dan Driscoll .... makeup effects crew
Jamie Grove .... makeup effects crew
Mecki Heussen .... makeup effects crew
Emma Jacobs .... makeup effects artist
Tonya Johnson .... makeup artist
Louis Kiss .... makeup effects crew
Mark Maitre .... makeup effects crew
Nick Marra .... makeup effects crew
Richard Maybery .... makeup effects crew
Mike Measimer .... makeup effects crew
Yoko Nobushi .... key makeup artist: additional photography
Larry Odien .... makeup effects crew
Gary Pawlowski .... makeup effects crew
Mike J. Regan .... makeup effects crew
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head: additional photography
Holly Sago .... key makeup artist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup & creature effects designer
Pedro Valdez .... makeup effects crew
Cecilia Verardi .... makeup department head
Jason Willis .... makeup artist
Steve Winsett .... makeup effects crew
Production Management
Sarah Morse .... production supervisor
John Stecenko .... production supervisor: additional photography
Matthew Stein .... executive in charge of production
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... unit production manager (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alisa Fredericks .... first assistant director
Matt Kutcher .... second unit director
Todd J. Labarowski .... first assistant director: second unit
Todd J. Labarowski .... second second assistant director
Brandon O'Neil Leonard .... additional second assistant director (as Brandon Leonard)
Alice M. Peschl .... second assistant director (as Alice Peschl)
Art Department
Peter Battistelli .... construction coordinator
Bonnie Betancourt .... property master (as Bonnie Temple)
Cat Cacciatore .... assistant property master
Ronald Collins .... propmaker (as Ronald B. Collins)
Raphael Di Febo .... production assistant
Chris Holcombe .... lead scenic
Kathy Sue Holtorf .... art department production assistant
Todd B. Lawson .... mill shop foreman
Rebecca Lee .... set painter
Otto Lindsey .... set dresser
Lauren Mallard .... set decorator buyer
Michael Martishius .... painter
Joseph R. McGuire Jr. .... leadman set dresser
Evan Pileri .... propmaker
Emma Madeline Ross .... art department coordinator
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... swing gang
Marina Starec .... set decorator: additional photography
Dana White .... on-set dresser
Ralph Woollaston .... foreman
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Jenny Elsinger .... cable person
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Dan Giannattasio .... boom operator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Owen Peterson .... sound recordist
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Michael Rayle .... sound mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Shedd .... dialogue editor
Ian Shedd .... foley editor
Brian Straub .... foley artist
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects supervisor
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer
Aaron John Failing .... special effects technician
Jeffrey L. Loy .... special effects foreman
Nick Marra .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Graeme Baitz .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Nadine Blackler .... digital compositor
Russell Bowers .... digital compositor
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Joseph H. Coleman .... visual effects artist: Speedshape
Brett Dowler .... visual effects producer (segments)
Amanda Dyar .... visual effects
Stanislav Enilenis .... visual effects artist
Elaine Fung .... visual effects artist: Artifex Studios
Dawn Giddings .... visual effects production manager: Speedshape
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator: Artifex Studios
David Grey .... technical director: Speedshape
Tim Kafantaris .... lead character animator: Speedshape
Jeff Lietz .... visual effects supervisor
Juan Melgoza .... stereoscopic supervisor: FactoryVFX
David Miles .... digital production manager (as David Miles Wolkind)
Scott Moelich .... compositor: Speedshape
Milton Muller .... digital compositor
Nitish Naik .... visual effects coordinator
Vincent Oster .... visual effects producer
Richard Patterson .... cg supervisor
Roger Prudden .... visual effects compositing supervisor: Speedshape
Lilian SooHoo .... visual effects producer: Speedshape
Daniel Stein .... digital compositor
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor: Artifex Studios
Andy Tanguay .... visual effects supervisor: Speedshape
Jared Tripp .... technical director: Speedshape
Joe VanDalsem .... lab supervisor
Brent Veal .... digital compositor
Caleb Wagner .... visual effects: Zoic Studios
Worth Bjorn Walters .... stereo compositor
Lauren Weidel .... visual effects coordinator
Joni Williams .... rotoscope artist
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Scott Corbett .... water safety coordinator
Ashley Cusato .... utility stunts
Angelique Fawcette .... stunt double: Ashley Fallon (underwater work) (as Angelique Montague)
John Gilbert .... assistant stunt coordinator
Matt Kutcher .... action coordinator
Dino Muccio .... utility stunts
Tina Wanner .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Troy Blischok .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Eddie Bowlin .... rigging gaffer
Warren Brace .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Darwin Brandis .... electrician
Matt Clark .... electrician
Joe D'Alessandro .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Dunn .... b dolly grip
Carlos Gonzalez .... technocrane operator
Mark Graves .... generator operator
Robert Hoelen .... best boy grip: main unit
Robert Hoelen .... rigging grip
Robert Howie .... digital imaging technician
Chris Jadick .... electrician
Kale Jessen .... 3D video engineer
Kale Jessen .... hd video assist
Christopher Koch .... "a" camera dolly grip (as Chris Koch)
Eric Leach .... camera operator: "a" camera, Los Angeles
John C. Lehman .... second assistant: "b" camera
Bo McKenzie .... grip
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Paul Poleski .... rigging electrician
Patrick Redmond .... edge head technician
Dale C. Robinson .... best boy electric
Jay Sheveck .... technocrane operator
Chris Shrider .... electrician
Dave Spencer .... key grip
Jeff Sterner .... best boy rigging electrician
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
Stephen Thompson .... gaffer
Dan Turek .... assistant camera
Bo Webb .... camera operator
Casting Department
Allison Bader .... casting associate
Elizabeth Brown .... casting intern
Kimberly Helms Stewart .... extras casting
Jon Huybrecht .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Bayley .... key costumer
Casey Crespo .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Aaron M. Collins .... lab technician
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager
James Cowan .... finishing editor
Richard A. Eisenstein .... post-production technician
Lee Hultman .... digital intermediate operator
Catherine McQuaid .... DI producer: Technicolor
Morgan Mitchell .... apprentice editor
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate artist
Damon Silvester .... 3D artist
Damon Silvester .... second digital artist
Vegard H. Sorby .... first assistant editor
Tessa VanDalsem .... lab technician
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... score mixer
Elia Cmiral .... music programmer
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Elia Cmiral .... score producer
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Matt Friedman .... music editor
Richard Glasser .... executive in charge of music
Eric Jasper .... score coordinator
Melissa R. Kaplan .... vocalist
Michael Mason .... musician: drums
Richard Glasser .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Glasser .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
Richard Glasser .... soundtrack songs producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robin Drinkwater .... driver
Randall Pickett .... driver
Cindi Randall .... transportation coordinator
Scott Siler .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Nichole Amerson .... stand-in
J.D. Banks .... key stand-in: David Hasselhoff, David Koechner, Chris Zylka
Laura Bartlett .... studio teacher
Ross Burchfield .... production assistant
Stuart Burkin .... executive in charge of post production
Brad Butler .... water safety
Samantha Marie Clark .... production assistant
Reid Duke .... assistant water safety coordinator
Hart Ebersole .... second assistant accountant
Rebekah M. Erford .... production secretary
Amber Fritz .... script supervisor
Matthew K. Hacker .... office production assistant
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services
James Billy Hill III .... location assistant
Corey L. Howard .... additional set production assistant
Kendrick Hudson .... location scout
Brandon Linville .... first assistant accountant
Sam McClure .... location assistant
Tony Morin .... key assistant location manager
Andre P. Nel .... water safety
Sherri C Nolan .... accounting clerk
Mike Park .... production legal counsel
Jason Salzman .... production coordinator
Serena Shen .... production secretary: additional photography
Robin Spears .... production assistant
Christopher Stanback .... production associate
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner
Birdie Talanca .... production accountant
Serena Shen .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited : additional photography)
Diane Ayala Goldner .... very special thanks
Beth Powder .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Piranha DD" - USA (DVD title)
"Piranha Returns" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use
83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The filmmakers originally considered shooting this movie on location in Detroit, Michigan.See more »
Continuity: When Maddy escapes a piranha attack her jacket is wet but in the next shot it is dry.See more »
Chet:Double D's get in for free!See more »
Movie Connections:
I'm Always HereSee more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst films ever made - and not in a good way, 12 June 2012
Author: PimpHandStrong from United States

The first Piranha surprised audiences in 2010 with its wit, over the top nudity, and excessive gore. It never took itself seriously and had a solid cast. This follow-up to the 2010 movie is just honestly embarrassing. It had all the elements that the first movie had, but everything goes horribly wrong with incompetent direction, laughably bad acting and dialogue, and some of the cheapest gore effects I've ever seen.

Why is this movie so bad? Let's start with the plot - there is none. If you can buy the premise that piranhas are going to go in underground lakes and somehow end up in a water park swimming, well then I have a bridge to sell you as well. The characters are all terrible. The one couple in the van early on exists only to die, no other purpose, no even attempted development. Yet later we see other characters mourning their disappearance, only it's forgotten 5 minutes later. The one scene that people will probably remember involves a girl that had a piranha swim up her lady parts (and somehow survive) only to bite her boyfriend's penis during intercourse. Trying to be inventive there, but really just shows the lack of any restraint with this movie. But even if you think the plot and acting are atrocious, at least there will be good gore, right? Wrong. The gore effects can be described in one word: cheap. The special effects with the piranhas are terrible too - you wonder where they spent $20 million on this movie. Not to mention, the inevitable massacre scene is shot so poorly that it has zero coherence and lacks any punch. It looks like they just poured some red dye in the pool and hired a few extras to flop around. The massacre scene in the first film had some of the best gore effects I'd ever seen. This is a joke of a follow-up.

So which actors disgraced themselves for a paycheck? There is a cameo by David Hasselhoff where he's basically mocking himself, but you have to wonder what is going through his head when his character mutters "Welcome to rock bottom." I wonder if the irony is lost on this man. David Koechner is just obnoxious and terrible. Jerry O'Connell played this type of character way better in the first film. Every time Koechner was on screen, I was just wanting him to get killed off already.

And also surprisingly, we don't even get any good nudity. All the extras they hired for this movie look like washed up strippers. None of the cute female leads goes topless. Maybe they ran out of budget and couldn't pay them enough to do it.

I have a feeling that 95% of the people involved in this film will ever have meaningful work in Hollywood again (thankfully). Don't waste your time.

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