Piranha

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Engaging tongue-in-cheek exploitation pic from the Corman stable, in which Menzies and Dillman stumble upon an army camp where mad scientist McCarthy has been developing a mutant strain of man-eating piranha fish for use in the Vietnam war. Things get worse when the finned flesh-eaters escape into a local river. John Sayles' witty script plays the action for laughs rather than chills, stealing wholesale from the plot of Spielberg's Jaws, while director Dante piles on the cinematic in-jokes and cheap shock effects.

Details

Release details

Duration:
94 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Joe Dante
Screenwriter:
John Sayles
Cast:
Bradford Dillman
Heather Menzies
Kevin McCarthy
Keenan Wynn
Dick Miller
Barbara Steele
Belinda Balaski
Melody Thomas
Bruce Gordon
Barry Brown
Paul Bartel

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