Piranha (film)

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Piranha Film series is an horror comedy franchise, and a parody of the 1975 film Jaws.

Piranha (1972 film)[edit]

A 1972 film about a pair of wildlife photographer Terry and her brother Art Greene go the rainforest located in Venezuela who are stalked by a homicidal maniac. They hire Jim Pendrake to guide them through the jungle. However, the trio run afoul of evil local hunter Caribe. It is unrelated to the better-known Piranha series.

Piranha (1978 film), a 1978 horror film[edit]

Piranha is a 1978 American B movie about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed and co-edited by Joe Dante and starred Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele, and Dick Miller. Produced by Roger Corman, Piranha is a parody of the 1975 film Jaws, which had been a major success for distributor Universal Studios and director Steven Spielberg, and inspired a series of similarly themed B movies such as Grizzly, Tintorera, Tentacles, Orca, Monster Shark and Great White.

Piranha II: The Spawning, 1981 sequel to the 1978 film[edit]

Piranha II: The Spawning, also known as Piranha II: Flying Killers, is a 1981 horror film, the sequel to the 1978 low-budget cult film Piranha, and the feature film directorial debut of James Cameron.

Piranha (1995 film), 1995 remake of the 1978 film[edit]

Piranha, also known as Piranhas, is a 1995 American horror film directed by Scott P. Levy about a school of killer piranha descending upon the bustling Lost River Lake Resort. Produced by Roger Corman for the Showtime network, the film is a remake of the 1978 film Piranha, directed by Joe Dante.

Piranha 3D, 2010 remake of the 1978 film[edit]

Piranha 3D is a 2010 American 3D horror comedy film and a remake of the 1978 film Piranha. It was directed by Alexandre Aja and sports an ensemble cast featuring Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele, Ving Rhames and Eli Roth.

Piranha 3DD, a 2012 sequel to the 2010 remake[edit]

Piranha 3DD is a 2012 American 3D comedy horror film and sequel to the 2010 film Piranha 3D. It is directed by John Gulager from a screenplay by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. It stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, and David Hasselhoff. Production began on April 27, 2011 with a release scheduled for November 23, 2011, but a month prior to release this date was revised to an unspecified 2012 date. The film was eventually released in the UK on May 11, 2012 and in the U.S. on June 1, 2012. —°

Possible Next Installment, a second sequel to the 2010 remake[edit]

Even though the film gained only negative reviews, there have been talks of a sequel. Most likely to be released in early 2017, the next installment will most likely be released straight-to-DVD, and focus more on the ending of the first film, where the Piranha Queen will be the main antagonist.

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Film
Piranha Piranha Piranha II: The Spawning Piranha Piranha 3D Piranha 3DD
Art Greene Tom Simcox
Terry Ahna Capri
Caribe William Smith
Jim Pendrake Peter Brown
Paul Grogan Bradford Dillman William Katt
Maggie McKeown Heather Menzies Alexandra Paul
(as Maggie McNamara)
Suzie Grogan Shannon Collins Mila Kunis
(as Susie Grogan)
Jack Keenan Wynn James E. Brodhead
Laura Dickinson Melody Thomas Scott Soleil Moon Frye Brooklynn Proulx
(as Laura Forester)
Betsy Belinda Balaski Chelsea Madison-Ciu
Dr. Robert Hoak Kevin McCarthy
Buck Gardner Dick Miller
Dr. Mengers Barbara Steele
Anne Kimbrough Tricia O'Neil
Tyler Sherman Steve Marachuk
Steve Kimbrough Lance Henriksen
Chris Kimbrough Ricky G. Paull
Raoul Ted Richert
Allison Dumont Leslie Graves
Leo Bell, D.D.S. Albert Sanders
Beverly Tracy Berg
Ralph Benotti Phil Colby
Myrna Benotti Hildy Maganasun
Gina Green Kehli O'Byrne Franck Khalfoun
(as Deputy Green)