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Frankenfish (2004)

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A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

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Mark A.Z. Dippé (as Mark Dippé)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tory Kittles ... Sam Rivers
K.D. Aubert ... Eliza
China Chow ... Mary Callahan
Matthew Rauch ... Dan
Donna Biscoe ... Gloria Crankton
Tomas Arana ... Jeff
Mark Boone Junior ... Joseph
Reggie Lee ... Anton
Noelle Evans ... Bobbi
Richard Edson ... Roland
Muse Watson ... Elmer
Steven Ritzi ... Pilot (as Steve Ritzi)
Ron Gural ... Coroner / Sheriff
Eugene Collier Eugene Collier ... John Crankton
Sean Patterson Sean Patterson ... Abrams
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When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he meets his family and friends. They find that Chinese snake-heads genetically engineered that belong to a wealthy hunter are attacking and killing the locals. While the group fights to survive, the hunter Jeff arrives with his team to hunt the predators. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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This film was based on the snakehead fish incident in Crofton, Maryland. See more »

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The Sheriff's jackets clearly shows a patch stating county, when in actuality, Louisiana is made up of Parishes. See more »

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Mary: [noticing a bamboo steamer on an abandoned boat] This boat had a Chinese crew.
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References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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Good stupid fun!
10 October 2004 | by rstef1See all my reviews

Take one part Jaws, one part Tremors and a hint of Creature From the Black Lagoon, mix well, and you get Frankenfish. Yes it's filled with stock characters (though its nice to have an African-American hero for a change) and some foolish plot twists, but, I liked it.

Why? Well, the characters were basically likable and well-acted by a largely unknown cast. Second, the story moves along at a good clip which is always important when the plot is clichéd. Third, the Frankenfish were terrific, big and scary. And, of course, there was plenty of blood and guts; surprising since the Sci-Fi channel usually edits this out.

Don't go in expecting too much, just your typical large, voracious monster on the loose and you should enjoy this one.


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