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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:

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Country:

USA | Italy | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piranha II: 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

It was during the Rome release of this movie in which James Cameron grew ill and had a dream about a metallic torso dragging itself from an explosion while holding kitchen knives, which gave Cameron the idea for The Terminator (1984). See more »

Goofs

Police chief Steve Kimbrough's digital wrist watch is obviously for continuity reasons all the time in setup mode. See more »

Quotes

Police Chief Steve Kimbrough: The bastards fly.
Raoul, Hotel Manager: [fed up] That's it. If you'll excuse me, I have business to attend to... back on earth.
Randy: Bitch.
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Alternate Versions

The UK MIA video and DVD release featured the original UK cinema print which contains the topless nudity during the boat scene with Jai and Loretta. However the film itself starts with Lou and Lisa in the water (their brief dialogue scene on the boat is missing) and their killing is shown before the opening credits. See more »

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An army of Flying Piranha attack Beach Goers. I can't make this stuff up.
2 January 2000 | by Kai-18See all my reviews

The most unbelievably, hilariously bad premise for a thriller I've ever heard. But the milestone in this film isn't the premise but the debut of James Cameron (ironically the director another annoying movie at sea but I forgive him because of most of his other movies). You won't believe a film can get this ridiculous but it happens. I suggest heckling this piece of poo.


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