Piranha (1978)

Piranha 1978

A hideous death lurked unseen in the river...
 Writers: Richard Robinson (story), John Sayles (story), John Sayles (screenplay)
 Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
 Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination.
 Did you know: Barbara Steele's role was originally written for a man.
 Studios: New World Pictures
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Release: 3 August 1978
Directed by: Joe Dante
Countries: USA
Language: English
Genres: Comedy,  Horror,  Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
Runtime: 94min
Budget: $660,000
Cast
Heather Menzies
as Maggie McKeown
Kevin McCarthy
as Dr. Robert Hoak
Dick Miller
as Buck Gardner
Keenan Wynn
as Jack
Barbara Steele
as Dr. Mengers
Belinda Balaski
as Betsy
Melody Thomas Scott
as Laura Dickinson
Bruce Gordon
as Colonel Waxman
Barry Brown
as Trooper
Paul Bartel
as Mr. Dumont
Richard Deacon
as Earl Lyon
Janie Squire
as Barbara Randolph
Guich Koock
as TV Pitchman
Eric Braeden
as Swimming Double
Joe Dante
as Scuba Diver
Amy Holden Jones
as Hertz Clerk
Phil Tippett
as Scuba Diver
John Sayles
as Army Sentry
Bradford Dillman
as Paul Grogan
Crew
Director - Joe Dante
Screenplay - John Sayles
Executive Producer - Roger Corman
Producer - Jon Davison
Original Music Composer - Pino Donaggio
Editor - Joe Dante
Editor - Mark Goldblatt
Makeup Effects - Rob Bottin
Visual Effects - Chris Walas
Visual Effects - Phil Tippett
Rotten Tomatoes® Ratings and Review
TOMATOMETER:
72%
Average rating: 6.5/10
Reviews counted: 25
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 7
AUDIENCE:
42% liked it
Average rating: 2.8/5
Reviews counted: 11,837

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