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Piranha (1995)

R
TV Movie | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely environmentalist Paul Grogan to help her to look ...See moreThe private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely environmentalist Paul Grogan to help her to look for the teenager. They head to an abandoned army facility and Maggie decides to drain the pools to see whether the body of the girl is there. They are assaulted by a woman with a crowbar but they subdue her. However she escapes and soon they learn that the woman is Dr. Leticia Baines, who is researching a hybrid species of piranha that is capable to survive in fresh and sea waters for military purpose. Further, Maggie has release the piranhas on the river and they are heading to the Lost River Lake Resort. Maggie and Paul inform the corrupt local Sheriff but Randolph tells him to lock them up since he does not want to jeopardize the party he has promoted to his resort. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Writers
Richard Robinson (story) | John Sayles (original screenplay) (story) | Alex Simon (screenplay)
Producers
Mike Elliott | Hisako Tsukuba (as Chako van Leeuwen)
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Updated Oct 1, 1995

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Oct 1, 1995 (United States)

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33 cast members
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William Katt
Paul Grogan Paul Grogan   See fewer
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Alexandra Paul
Maggie McNamara Maggie McNamara   See fewer
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Monte Markham
J.R. Randolph J.R. Randolph   See fewer
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Darleen Carr
Dr. Leticia Baines Dr. Leticia Baines   See fewer
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Mila Kunis
Susie Grogan Susie Grogan   See fewer
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Kehli O'Byrne
Gina Green Gina Green   See fewer
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James Karen
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Billie Worley
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Shannon Farrara
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Kaz Garas
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Lorissa McComas
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Leland Orser
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Ben Slack
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Aaron Priceman
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John Nelson
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Tracy Shakespeare
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3.9 / 10 | 1,836 votes