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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Bradford Dillman
Heather Menzies
Kevin McCarthy
Keenan Wynn
John Sayles
Directors
Joe Dante
Screenwriters
Joe Dante
Running Time
90 minutes

Piranha
Joe Dante's man-eating-fish-go-apeshit flick still feels fresh decades on.


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Plot
Mutant piranha escape from a secret research station and head downriver towards a summer camp and a small town’s lakeside tourist attraction. A gruff loner and a daffy private eye try to stop the monsters.


Verdict
Like all the best exploitation flicks, Piranha is driven by a ruthless desire to entertain and, in this non-pretentious ambition, it succeeds magnificently.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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