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Piranha 3DD -- After their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of patrons at a local water park.
Piranha 3DD -- After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.
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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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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

Matt Lintz ... Freckled Boy (as Matthew Lintz)

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)
Sarah Ludington ... Massacre victim (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)

Bria Roberts ... Wet T-Shirt Girl (uncredited)
Michael J Roberts ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Rima Saleeby ... Victim (uncredited)

David Schifter ... Bite Victim's Father (uncredited)
Stephania Schmidt ... Featured Extra (uncredited)

Tabitha Taylor ... Lifeguard Tabby (uncredited)
Pat Thomas ... Bather (uncredited)
Robert Wilmoth ... Boy discovering corpses (uncredited)
Melissa Anne Young ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Marta Zolynska ... Bella (uncredited)

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
Rinu Kamalamma Rajasekharan .... stereo compositing lead
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: Zoic Studios
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
Simon Carey .... additional 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
Chris Koch .... "a" camera dolly grip
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
Dan Turek .... first assistant A 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
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
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
Molly Nikki Anderson .... special thanks
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
Vick Griffin .... location manager
Matthew K. Hacker .... office production assistant
Amber Harley .... script supervisor (as Amber Fritz)
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
Adrian Lopez .... executive in charge of business affairs
Sam McClure .... location assistant
Doug Miley .... stand-in: christopher lloyd
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:
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Most of the actors were given scuba training. This was particularly useful for Danielle Panabaker who was not a very confident swimmer.See more »
Continuity: The first shot of the Hoff as young David runs to him is flopped; his badge is backwards.See more »
Barry:[about Kyle] I don't see what he has that I don't have.
Travis:Six inches and a badge.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Aquatic Penis Munching Continues, 15 September 2012
Author: Simon_Says_Movies from Toronto, ON, Canada

The aquatic penis munching and poor character choices continue in Piranha 3DD, the even goofier follow-up to Alexandre Aja's surprisingly entertaining 2010 remake, the former of which has just been made available on DVD and Blu-ray. Although containing plenty of both intentional and unintentional laughs, "3DD" often mistakes simple-minded schlock cinema for parody and balls-out nonsense for organic fun. The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films should strongly consider packing this disc with a six pack of beer combo offer.

It's really no surprise that an influx of gratuitous nudity, celebrity cameos (as game and often ironically funny as they often are) and heaps of sheer camp can do little to raise Piranha 3DD to the level of its predecessor. It's even less mysterious as to how populating this film with jerks, ditsy bitches and pure morons (who are seemingly all bipolar judging by their mood, rationalizing and motivations) fail to make for a compelling B-movie.

Of course we expect these human-shaped hunks of piranha fodder to make poor decisions for the sake of crimson water, but when it seems like the writers are intentionally trying to craft most of these individuals with the IQ of water-logged bait worms, it comes off more as insulting.

A year has passed since the massacre at Lake Victoria, and following an eradication campaign that led to the complete and utter contamination of the water, the town's tourist industry has been likewise extinguished. But to paraphrase Dr. Malcolm from Jurassic Park, "life finds a way" and a newly evolved school of prehistoric nasties has managed to elope to another nearby lake, which unlucky for its inhabitants, supplies the local water park called "The Big Wet." Oh and in case you were even going to ask, these piranha have mutated to thrive in chlorinated water or something, so the attack may, in fact, commence without delay.

Of the things to enjoy in Piranha 3DD, it's bar none the extended cameos from Ving Rhames (complete with a shotgun leg) and a booze-swilling, out-of-shape David Hasselhoff whose self-lampooning is the only effective instance of parody to be found in this sequel. His reluctant "celebrity appearance" at the opening of "The Big Wet" amounts to nearly all of the films involuntary chuckles and his bond with a young boy (which forms because he is the only one who doesn't recognize him as the star from Baywatch) is close to the stuff of comedy gold.

Aside from those fleeting moments of inspiration, Piranha 3DD is missed opportunity after miscalculated set-piece. I mean, if you've managed to devise a scenario where a fish has managed to enter (and live in) a woman's vagina and then manage to overlook the chance to make an "eating out" joke, the filmmakers have failed us all. As far as high camp is concerned, you could certainly find more blasé fare, though that doesn't excuse this film from being an unnecessary sequel that seems to think its audience consists of horny preteens who have never seen a proper parody rather than horror buffs looking for a faithful and lovingly crafted follow-up to Piranha 3D.

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