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Piranha

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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.
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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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