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Mega Piranha (2010)

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A mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way toward Florida.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jason Fitch
... Sarah Monroe
... Bob Grady
... Colonel Antonio Diaz
... Dr. Brian Higgins
... Dr. Eli Gordon
... Lt. Julia
William Morse ... Lt. Stritch
Clint Browning ... Captain Jonas
... Submarine Captain Jim
... Mort
Jesel Ortloff ... Mom
... Steph
... Jane the Reporter
... Ensign Filbert
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Mega Piranha (also known as Megapiranha) is a 2010 science fiction disaster film produced by The Asylum. It was directed by Eric Forsberg and stars Tiffany, Paul Logan and Barry Williams. In the tradition of The Asylum's catalog, this film is a mockbuster of Piranha 3-D. Written by jck movies

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They said it was safe to go back in the water. They lied. See more »


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Rated R for some violence, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 April 2010 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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When Actor Paul Logan was kicking the piranhas, he was not actually kicking anything. See more »

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During the underwater scene near the end, the ring around the bottom of Fitch's S.C.U.B.A. tank changes from black to red (goes back and forth several times) and later changes to yellow. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Ferox (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by Rafe Ruggiero and Eddy Lang
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"Try shooting its tail fin!"
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

I had too much fun laughing at this to vote it lower than a 5.

Piranhas are already pretty fearsome creatures. So naturally, some scientists genetically mutate them. Things go wrong; the creatures escape into a Venezuelan river, and start to "grow exponentially." So a big guy on steroids named Fitch is sent to aid Venezuelan soldiers to fight the menace. They look like Castro impersonators, and end up chasing him around, for whatever reason.

When the Sec. of State looks like a Brady and is named Grady, you know the "Asylum" movie makers are just "winking at the audience." The action-film meets sci-fi motif is played with over-the-top gusto: look for piranha jumping high into the air and slamming their victims down like a sledgehammer. I didn't know they could do that. Even mutated ones. Steroid Fitch kick-boxes an entire school of piranha senseless in a great Jackie Chan moment. The super-sized creatures crash themselves into Key West hotels. Battleships get turned into Fish Filet sandwiches. The TV news reporter doing play-by-play of a piranha attack, the bit about tail fins, Col. Valdez inexplicably showing up in Florida; hilarious.

Most of the time it makes absolutely no sense what's going on, with absurd scientific plot holes everywhere. There's no intent for this to be taken seriously; and taken at face value it's classic B movie silliness.


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