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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.

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Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Pete Goldfinger (as Peter Goldfinger), Josh Stolberg
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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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After a sudden underwater earthquake, that releases thousands of prehistoric piranha just in time for spring break. As the spring breakers party at Lake Victoria the piranhas attack and local police, friends and family must work together to stop it. Written by Lachlan Reck

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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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Trivia

During the climax, Greg Nicotero can be briefly seen carrying the top half of a body onto the beach. See more »

Goofs

To help Kelly from the sinking boat, Jake dove under water holding a walkie talkie. It would have been impossible to use the walkie talkie because it should be shorted from being soaked in water. Jake however, was able to call his Mom on the walkie talkie to drag them from away from the sinking boat. As equipment used on the Sheriff's Dept. patrol boat on the water it would make sense the hand held two way radio Jake used was a waterproof Marine model walkie talkie like the Motorala EX560 XLS which meets JSI4 standards (submersible to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes) . 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 »

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References The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Lakme - Flower Duet
Written by Léo Delibes
Performed by Adriana Kohutova and Denisa Slepkovska
Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu conducted by Johannes Wildner
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Piranha 3D stupidly bites and chomps its way to the third dimension.
4 April 2019 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

Remaking Dante's 1978 original was bound to happen at some point. Hollywood has run out of ideas for fishy B-movie horrors. So here we have a modernisation of the schlock-fest that is Piranha. I'm sure the question burning in your minds right now is: "how do you modernise Piranha?". Tits. No seriously, tits. Breasts bouncing and bobbling across the water. Boobs literally coming out of the screen. A twelve-year old's wet summer dream. But in order to get to the bountiful treasure that is apparently the female anatomy, one must survive the shallow waters that is the plot. An earthquake splits a lake floor and causes a school of ravaging piranhas to populate the lake during spring break. I'm sure you can guess what happens.

Right, so the film is bad. Lifeless characters, atrocious visual effects that one would find in a SyFy film, a waste of a perfectly adequate cast and enough plot conveniences to write a porno film. Speaking of, the sheer amount of tanned flesh in skimpy bikinis actually enabled a character to be a sleazy pornographer. If that isn't the most obvious way to get tits into a film, then I don't know what is. Oh, Dreyfuss is in this! Isn't that absolutely flipping hilarious because he was in 'Jaws'? Ahhh good times. The parodied script and, well the screenplay in general, never really worked.

However, before you feed me to the piranhas, hear me out. What made this a tolerable and surprisingly fun time was the ridiculous amount of gore and fun director Aja had with the film. On several occasions, I actually (prepare yourself) laughed. Just something about Eli Roth getting crushed by a boat had me smiling for a minute or two. Clearly my sadistic side getting tingles. Watching a large group of teenagers fearfully screaming and getting eaten alive considerably increased the film's fun factor. The 3D, despite it being a gimmicky flaw, made it that little bit special. Oh, it's still a bad film which has lost all the charm from Dante's original, but an enjoyably tolerable one at that. Tits and gore man, tits and gore.


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Country:

USA | Japan

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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,106,872, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$25,003,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,188,165
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2.35 : 1
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