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Piranha (1995)

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... See full summary »

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Scott P. Levy

Writers:

Richard Robinson (story), John Sayles (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Katt ... Paul Grogan
Alexandra Paul ... Maggie McNamara
Monte Markham ... J.R. Randolph
Darleen Carr ... Dr. Leticia Baines
Mila Kunis ... Susie Grogan
Soleil Moon Frye ... Laura
Kehli O'Byrne ... Gina Green
James Karen ... Governor
Drancy Jackson Drancy Jackson ... Jimmy
Billie Worley Billie Worley ... Whitney
Shannon Farrara ... Darlene
Kaz Garas ... Sheriff Carl
Richard Israel Richard Israel ... Dave
Lorissa McComas Lorissa McComas ... Barbara
Leland Orser ... Terry Wechsler
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Storyline

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

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Lost River Lake was a thriving resort... Until they discovered...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman Presents Piranha See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Some of the scenes were shot in the same locations as the original. See more »

Goofs

When William Kat jumps into the water near the end of the movie..you can clearly see the markings on the swimming pool wall that they filmed the jump into. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leticia Baines: Razorteeth! They breed! There's no way to stop them!
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Killer Mutant Piranha
Written by David Teague
Performed by Uncle Dog Food
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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Give it a break! It wasn't that bad!
8 August 2002 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

According to my fellow IMDb users, the film is a remake. But, since I have not seen the original, I cannot vouge for that. And they also say it uses stock footage from a number of other creature features. Again, I cannot say. But, if you think of it as a TV movie that was made some seven years ago, you cannot possibly expect a classic.

PIRANHA, in my opinion, was not that bad. It was certainly better than some of the other crappy action adventure films with the same plot line. Examples: BLOOD SURF, BENEATH LOCH NESS, PYTHON (the worst movie of all time) and an endless number of others.

You should all seriously give this movie a break. After all, it never wanted to be a classic. Just wanted to be there to give off some campy good fun...if only for a short while. PIRANHA gets 3/5.


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