Directed by Joe Dante
While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown and local town boozer Paul Grogan stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When the deadly eating machines are accidently released from the compound, they're soon headed downstream and consuming everything, and anything, in their path.
Two people unwittingly unleash a school of deadly genetically modified piranha in Joe Dante's killer fish fav.
Cast: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy
A childhood classic. Loved it then , love it now.
Jaws knock-off with some good tension-building moments, but also a fair share of lagging plot/sluggish storytelling.
Chew-on-your-fingers-and-toes excellent film for scene transitions, dialogue, characterization, plot, sound effects, etc. On another fin, the piranha scenes were not dynamic and can get mind-numbing, though passable and often viscerally disturbing. On yet another fin, the terror scenes are certainly fitting for our era of mass tragedies.