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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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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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Sea, Sex and Blood [French Poster] 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 3-D 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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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes at the Pet Emporium were all shot in a single day. 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 »

Connections

Remake of Piranha (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Here She Comes
Written by Geoff Siegel and Nik Frost
Performed by Flathead
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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Aja gives us something to smile about!
20 August 2010 | by OliverGbyrneSee all my reviews

I like French director Alexandre Aja ,the guy clearly loves the horror genre. His "High Tension" was a tribute to 70's horror flick and in many ways his latest films is a tribute of 80's horror film or as Aja himself calls it "Guilty Pleasure" films and in many ways I prefer this film because this is the type of film I just adored watching growing up. The film is gory as hell and I mean hardcore gory , limbs floating in the water , Girl cut in half , Fish fighting over a penis...Yeh they have that too. In fact it is without a doubt the goriest film since Peter Jackson's "Brain dead" (or "Dead Alive" for the US). If you love your film gory , don't waste any more time on here and go watch this film now. Of course this is not all this film has to offer , it has a great cast...a bit of a who's who of 80's stars.An Hilarious Jerry O'Connel (Stand by me) a beautiful Elisabeth Shue (The Karate Kid) and Christopher "Frickin" Loyd , seeing that guy on the big screen again his worth the price of admission alone (Even if it's a small part) sure he sound like his "Back to the future" persona in this film...but come on?...would we want it any other way? And let's not forget Richard Dreyfuss reprising his "Jaws" role for the opening of the film .. That on the other hand I was slightly disappointed with, they could have made the cameo a little bit more clever (see Zombieland to see what a perfect cameo is like). Ho and the 3d ? it's hilariously Awesome , I caught myself making "push away" movement at the sight of a floating penis , it's one of the best use of live action 3d I have ever seen on film, seriously this film has superb 3d and if you are a guy like me,there is a wonderful underwater dance with two girls...I was giggling like a schoolboy! To wrap it up Alexandre Aja did what films like "Snakes on the plains" failed miserably at , it gave us a pure 80's guilty pleasure film for the present day ..It is not the sort of gift that we will see often after this, so let's enjoy it while it's on the big Screen! If you know in advance that this is no "Inception" and that it's just a gory film that keeps winking at its audience and who does not take itself seriously at all,I don't see how you cant enjoy it. Serious Critic like Roger Ebert are probably going to hate it...And that means it's a really fun horror film you cant miss!


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