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Bradford Dillman Bradford Dillman
Paul Grogan
Heather Menzies-Urich Heather Menzies-Urich
Maggie McKeown
Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
Dr. Robert Hoak
Dick Miller Dick Miller
Buck Gardner
Barbara Steele Barbara Steele
Dr. Mengers
Melody Thomas Scott Melody Thomas Scott
Laura Dickinson


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John Sayles John Sayles
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An average movie

8 years, 1 month ago at Jan 24 21:33
Since I'm not a huge fan of this genre, I wasn't expecting much from this flick. However, since I have a weak spot for Joe Dante's work, I still wanted to check it out. First of all, I was quite surprising to discover that John Sayles was one of the writers on this movie (Apparently, he used the profits from the film to fund his own projects. It was also his scriptwriting debut). Eventually, since... read more

"Piranha" (1978)

2 years, 10 months ago at May 3 20:48
FIRST IMPRESSIONSWhen flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.As it's a creature feature, I didn't expect much. What I got was a mixed bag. Some elements were surprisingly brilliant, like the relationship between the daughter and the camp counsellor, and the plan to distract the guard – which, in a sense, was ahead of its t... read more
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Release date: 3 August 1978
UPC: 736991418943
Tags: Horror (12), 1978 (9), Comedy (5), Sci-fi (5), 1970s (4), Animal Attack (3), Piranha (3), Boats (3), Monster (3), Water (3), Blood (2), Rated R (2), Joe Dante (2), Animals (2), Fish (1), 94 Min (1), Not Dumb (1), Saipal Sucks (1), (1), Piranhas (1)
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"Don't go swimming in the water! A silly, tasty, stupid human? Yum yum yum! Don't mind if I do! We're hungry piranhas! And piranhas love silly, tasty, stupid humans!"


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"Piranha" (1978)

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.As it's a creature feature, I didn't expect much. What I got was a mixed bag. Some elements were surprisingly brilliant, like the relationship between the daughter and the camp counsellor, and the plan to distract the guard – which, in a sense, was ahead of its time. But there were also moments that were just plain unbearable, like the actual execution of said plan.Plus, this movie came out in the wake of Jaws and the influence is undeniable, but the movie itself makes it clear that it's aware of this, even throwing in a Jaws arcade game at the beginning.

My rating: 45%

I won't bother reviewing the sequel, by the way, beca” read more

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