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Snakehead Terror (2004)

A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when voracious Snakehead fish mutate and survive previous lake chemical poisonings. The fish transform from ... See full summary »

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Paul Ziller

Writers:

Anthony L. Greene (screenplay), Patrick J. Vitale (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alistair Abell ... Sammy
Doug Abrahams ... Deputy Clark
Carol Alt ... Lori Dale
Bruce Boxleitner ... Patrick James
Juliana Wimbles ... Jagger
Brenda Campbell ... Reporter
Gardiner Millar ... Hunter 1
William B. Davis ... Doc Jenkins
Bro Gilbert Bro Gilbert ... Deputy Reece
P. Lynn Johnson ... Norma
Gary Jones ... Colin Jenkins
Chad Krowchuk ... Craig (as Chad Krowchuck)
Matthew MacCaull ... James
Don MacKay ... Ray Wilkens
Ryan McDonell ... Luke
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Storyline

A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when voracious Snakehead fish mutate and survive previous lake chemical poisonings. The fish transform from pests to predators when human growth hormones are dumped into the local lake in the hopes of reviving the local fishing industry. Thriving on the hormones, the Snakehead fish grow to monstrous proportions, devouring everything within reach. Capable of moving and eating on land, they are forced to leave the now barren lake in a desperate search for food - animal, vegetable or human. Written by Anonymous

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The fish are really biting.


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Rated R for creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A rettegés tava See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

CRAZY CREDITS: In the rolling end credits: "The Producers assure that no fish or humans were harmed (much) in the making of this motion picture. All animals and crew were treated with care and concern for their well being." "This motion picture has been inspired by true events. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, persons or fish, living or dead, is entirely coincidental." See more »

Goofs

When the girls are in the house shooting the fish. The one using the shotgun ejected 2 "spent" shells onto the floor. It was brief but it appeared they had smoke swirling off them but they were still closed and not open as a shot shell would be. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Nut just crap, bad crap
27 June 2004 | by NewsMonsterSee all my reviews

First, as mentioned above, there is no place close to this in Maryland. Let's pretend that there is. Now there are these VERY slow moving snakehead fish that have zero agility and are noisy as hell, and they manage not just to sneak up on people, but in packs of ten. Even when someone sees them coming from a distance, they repeat the steam roller chase from Austin Powers, yelling "NOOOOO!!!!" while the fish crawl towards them at about 2 miles per hour.

OK, suspend the location discrepancies, and assume that the non-existent town is full of very slow deaf people. Now you still have to deal with the drawn out suspense scenes where one person is in trouble and another person has to do something to save him. The saving person inevitably takes forever to do the simplest tasks, with no explanation. Person A is suffering and person B is just about to help. Then more suffering, then person B is no closer. Back and forth, back and forth until you start rooting for the fish.

Add huge discrepancies in reality to annoyingly poor writing/editing and you have Snakehead Terror. It was so bad, I had to log on just to write a review.


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