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Piranha
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Piranha 1978


From Amazon: Roger Corman produced this shameless Jaws rip-off at the height of the "nature gone wild" boom of American cinema and struck B-movie gold. Scripted by John Sayles and directed by Joe Dante, this tongue-in-cheek thriller stars Bradford Dillman (doing his best Rip Torn impression) as an antisocial mountain man and Heather Menzies as a rookie detective who race a school of mutant piranha downriver. Dante and Sayles provide the requisite blood and gore for this drive-in meat market: a kids' summer camp and a waterfront amusement park await the little beasties. Along the way, riverside retiree Keenan Wynn gets his ankles stripped...

Directed By:
No image existsJoe Dante
Written By:
No image existsJohn Sayles
Starring:
No image existsBradford Dillman
No image existsHeather Menzies
No image existsKevin McCarthy
No image existsKeenan Wynn
No image existsBarbara Steele
No image existsDick Miller
No image existsPaul Bartel
No image existsJohn Sayles
No image existsRichard Deacon

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Piranha Movie Review by Jarrod (5/23/2008)

'Piranha' is a shameless and superficial rip-off of Jaws, and I happened to see it for the first time on TBS, in a marathon of movies dealing with killer aquatic creatures, with Jaws, Orca, and some forgettable dreck about a monstrous octopus. Piranhas are fish, so they are in the same category as sharks, and they have a...

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