The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely...
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The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely environmentalist Paul Grogan to help her to look for the teenager. They head to an abandoned army facility and Maggie decides to drain the pools to see whether the body of the girl is there. They are assaulted by a woman with a crowbar but they subdue her. However she escapes and soon they learn that the woman is Dr. Leticia Baines, who is researching a hybrid species of piranha that is capable to survive in fresh and sea waters for military purpose. Further, Maggie has release the piranhas on the river and they are heading to the Lost River Lake Resort. Maggie and Paul inform the corrupt local Sheriff but Randolph tells him to lock them up since he does not want to jeopardize the party he has promoted to his resort.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Killer Mutant Piranha
Written by David Teague
Performed by Uncle Dog Food
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI) See more »
Near identical with the original, and yet...
Well, it IS near identical.
A lot of changes from the original had been made (the doctor minding the piranha testing center being just one of those). Still, I prefer this one.
One: it provided more character detail into Paul.
Two: this remake's Maggie isn't as "bumbling" as the one in the original (although she's still far from being a decent gumshoe).
Three: the circumstance behind the piranhas' poisoning (just in the pool) is more believable than the original (an entire water system in Vietnam).
Four: the usage of stock from the original aside, the fact that they left bones after piranha attacks makes it more believable than the original.
Five: because they made this look more serious than the original, it actually made it funnier.
It's still a bad movie, but, at least the way they changed it made it a tiny bit better.
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