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Piranha 3D (2010)

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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Pete Goldfinger (as Peter Goldfinger), Josh Stolberg
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2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Matt Boyd
Ving Rhames ... Deputy Fallon
Elisabeth Shue ... Julie Forester
Christopher Lloyd ... Mr. Carl Goodman
Eli Roth ... Wet T-Shirt Host
Jerry O'Connell ... Derrick Jones
Steven R. McQueen ... Jake Forester
Jessica Szohr ... Kelly
Kelly Brook ... Danni
Riley Steele ... Crystal
Adam Scott ... Novak
Ricardo Chavira ... Sam
Dina Meyer ... Paula
Paul Scheer ... Andrew
Brooklynn Proulx ... Laura Forester
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Storyline

Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. Written by Cinema_Fan

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This summer, how fast can you swim? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piranha See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,106,872, 22 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,003,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,188,165, 14 June 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rob Huebel was considered for the role of Derrick Jones. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the Sheriff (Elisabeth Shue) falls into the water while investigating the missing boater. Shortly after that she is seen wearing a completely dry uniform. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Matt Boyd: Oh boy, that's a fast fish.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits a severed partially skeletal head is shown sinking to the lake floor. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 2D version. See more »

Connections

References The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Make It Take It
Written by Amanda Blank, Mario Andreoni, Alex Epton, Tyler Pope and Santigold (as Santi White)
Performed by Amanda Blank
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Complete garbage
22 August 2010 | by ari_906See all my reviews

It is safe for me to say that this was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, and I judge movies carefully. I suppose it's perfect for a crowd that loves gratuitous violence and obnoxious humour, but this is probably the only movie that I would say doesn't have a single redeeming quality. The characters were garbage, the plot bland and predictable, the humour vulgar and vacuous and the violence nauseating and unnecessary. From reading other reviews, it seems the only people who liked this film are the mindless numnuts who want to see boobs and people eaten alive (often both at the same time in this...dare I call it a film?). If that's your style, stay home, watch a masochistic porno with a comedic sideplot and save yourself $12.


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