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Frankenfish (2004)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Rivers
... Eliza
... Mary Callahan
... Dan
... Gloria Crankton
... Jeff
... Joseph
... Anton
... Bobbi
... Roland
... Elmer
... Pilot (as Steve Ritzi)
... Coroner / Sheriff
Eugene Collier ... John Crankton
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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9 October 2004 (USA)  »

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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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Dan: So I guess we're having fillet of swamp monster
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Referenced in Frankenfish and Chill (2015) See more »

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What a name for a film, too bad they take the film somewhat too serious
30 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Look at the title of the film and nothing good can come of this. Who came up with this name? He should be fired.

The writers have studied Jaws and tried to make an own version it seems. Big Chinese fish are the stars this time. It is just a shame that the writers didn't try to take the film as the name. Not serious I mean.

The actors do a miserable job (with miserable lines I must say), the environment is not convincing and the fish are a joke. I looks like a crossing between Jaws and Tremors sometimes. It just isn't good enough and too cliché to pass on for a good film. The ending is just terrible and it is clear that this is just a B-film. Too bad the writers and director didn't put in something of their own. Then you could laugh en enjoy the stupidity and it would be more original. Now it is somewhat stupid. This is one of those movies you watch with your friends while having a beer night and irritate and laugh a bit on the film. Although I wanted to see how it ended, so they did something right. I give it 4 stars.


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