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Piranha (1978)

R
94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
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Richard Robinson (story) | John Sayles (story) (screenplay)
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$ 600,000
Gross (USA)
$ 6,000,000
Gross (World)
$ 16,000,000
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Aug 3, 1978 (United States)

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Bradford Dillman
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Heather Menzies-Urich
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Barbara Steele
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Shannon Collins
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Richard Deacon
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5.9 / 10 | 16,579 votes