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Killer Fish (1979)

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writer:

Michael Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Lasky
Karen Black ... Kate
Margaux Hemingway ... Gabrielle
Marisa Berenson ... Ann
James Franciscus ... Paul Diller
Roy Brocksmith ... Ollie
Dan Pastorini Dan Pastorini ... Hans
Frank Pesce ... Warren
Charles Guardino Charles Guardino ... Lloyd
Anthony Steffen ... Max
Fábio Sabag Fábio Sabag ... Quintin
Jorge Cherques Jorge Cherques ... Police Inspector
Chico Arago Chico Arago ... Ben
Gary Collins ... Tom
Sônia Oiticica Sônia Oiticica ... Nurse
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Storyline

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | UK | Brazil | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Treasure of the Piranha See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Pastorini's bare chest scene with Karen Black foreshadowed his appearance in the December 1980 issue of Playgirl Magazine in which he shed more than just his shirt. See more »

Goofs

One of the final shots of the destruction of the oil refinery, there is clearly a member of the cast/crew in the background. These scenes were done using miniature model sets so the appearance of this man ruins the illusion of scale. See more »

Quotes

Kate Neville: Have you ever broken it before?
Hans: Probably.
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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Amii Stewart
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User Reviews

Fun
25 June 2001 | by wil3172See all my reviews

I had a lot of fun with this movie, which is not the same thing as having a lot of fun at it. There was something cozy about its simple plot and its even simpler faith in tried and true conventions. It could be accused of many things, including laughable dialogue, hysterical performances and insane camera angles, but it could not be accused of dishonesty.


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