|Directed by||Jim Wynorski|
|Written by||Mike MacLean|
|Produced by||Forest King|
Piranhaconda is an American science fiction B-movie, premiered on June 16, 2012, on the Syfy Channel. It is directed by Jim Wynorski, produced by Forest King, and stars Michael Madsen, Rib Hillis, Rachel Hunter, and Terri Ivens.
- Michael Madsen as Prof. Lovegrove
- Rib Hillis as Jack
- Michael Swan as Pike
- Rachel Hunter as Talia
- Terri Ivens as Rose
- Shandi Finnessey as Kimmy Weston
- Chris De Christopher as Milo
- Kurt Yaeger as Gunner
- Christina DeRosa as Rachel
- Syd Wilder as Vicky
MacLean said "I learned from Roger that a cable movie is a different animal than a theatrical release. First and foremost, cable movies must be faster-paced. With a theatrical release, the audience has driven to the mall, bought a ticket, and fought the crowds for a seat. They've made an investment in the viewing experience, so they're not walking out on the film if it's pacing is a bit leisurely. A cable movie audience has the remote within reach... So you have to keep things moving, which means showing the creature soon and often."
MacLean added that "these films must have an element of comedic irony... the effects still can't compete with the big studio blockbusters. So they're has to be a comedic undercurrent to the story. Audiences are more likely to accept a less-than-realistic effect if they know they're laughing with the filmmakers."
The film received generally negative reviews.
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