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Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (original title)
A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Directors:

James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (screenplay) (as H.A Milton), James Cameron (screenplay) (as H.A. Milton) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tricia O'Neil ... Anne Kimbrough
Steve Marachuk ... Tyler Sherman
Lance Henriksen ... Police Chief Steve Kimbrough (as Lance Henricksen)
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Chris Kimbrough (as Ricky G. Paull)
Ted Richert Ted Richert ... Raoul, Hotel Manager
Leslie Graves ... Allison Dumont
Carole Davis ... Jai
Connie Lynn Hadden Connie Lynn Hadden ... Loretta
Arnie Ross Arnie Ross ... Mal the Cook
Tracey Berg ... Beverly (as Tracy Berg)
Albert Sanders Albert Sanders ... Leo Bell, D.D.S.
Anne Pollack Anne Pollack ... Mrs. Wilson
Hildy Magnasun Hildy Magnasun ... Myrna Benotti
Phil Colby ... Ralph Benotti
Lee Krug Lee Krug ... Ron 'Ronny', the Lifeguard
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Storyline

A sunken US supply ship off a Caribbean island resort is the focus for a series of mysterious piranha attacks. Investigating the death of one of her son's companions after a scuba-diving trip, Anne Kimbrough breaks into the morgue with holidaymaker Tyler Sherman, only to discover that the fish have wings and can fly. But the hotel manager refuses to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, with inevitable consequences... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spawning See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$145,786 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Cameron's directorial debut, though due to reasons cited above, he personally does not consider it as such. See more »

Goofs

Despite the title, the flying fish in this aren't piranhas at all. They are actually grunions, which are saltwater fish. See more »

Quotes

Tyler Sherman: Do you dive on the first date?
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese release is longer than the "R" rated U.S. release, and features the gratuitous nude scenes, extra dialogue and character development, extended sequences, and a bit of extra gore. See more »

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User Reviews

Can't believe it happened...
20 July 2002 | by Insomniac_moviefanSee all my reviews

...the flying piranha special effect (is it a special effect?!), it has to be one of the worst moments in cinema history!.

Pros: it has hot girls in bikinis. That's it. Cons: a dumb plot, horrible special effects -the flying piranhas say it all-, a bad score, a bad cinematography, bad acting. It's even worse that the original "Piranha": This one didn't even try to be a good horror movie. I wonder what's James Cameron opinion about this movie, I'm sure he's not proud of it. Avoid this one, watch JAWS instead.


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