A hideous death lurked unseen in the river...

Categories: Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, Comedy
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1978-08-03
Run time: 94 minute / 1:34
Budget: $660,000
Revenue: $16,000,000
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: John Sayles
Production Companies : New World Pictures, Piranha Productions
Production Country: United States of America


Bradford Dillman
as Paul Grogan
Heather Menzies
as Maggie McKeown
Kevin McCarthy
as Dr. Robert Hoak
Keenan Wynn
as Jack
Dick Miller
as Buck Gardner
Barbara Steele
as Dr. Mengers
Belinda Balaski
as Betsy
Melody Thomas Scott
as Laura Dickinson
Bruce Gordon
as Colonel Waxman
Barry Brown
as Trooper
Paul Bartel
as Mr. Dumont
Shannon Collins
as Suzie Grogan
Shawn Nelson
as Whitney
Richard Deacon
as Earl Lyon
Janie Squire
as Barbara Randolph
Roger Richman
as David
Bill Smillie
as Jailer
Guich Koock
as TV Pitchman
Jack Pauleson
as Boy in Canoe
Eric Henshaw
as Father in Canoe
Robert Vinson
as Soldier
Virginia Dunnam
as Girl
Diamond Farnsworth
as Water-skier (as Hill Farnsworth)
Bruce Paul Barbour
as Man in Boat (as Bruce Barbour)
Robyn Ray
as Screaming Woman
Mike Sullivan
as Dam Guard
Jack Cardwell
as Brandy
Sally Bondi
as Swimming Deb (uncredited)
Eric Braeden
as Dr. Robert Hoak (swimming double) (uncredited)
Joe Dante
as Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited)
Amy Holden Jones
as Hertz Clerk (uncredited)
Andrew G. La Marca
as Scuba Diver #1 (uncredited)
John Sayles
as Army Sentry
Phil Tippett
as Scuba Diver
Mark Goldblatt Editor

Roger Corman Executive Producer

Joe Dante Director

Joe Dante Editor

Jon Davison Producer

Visual Effects
Phil Tippett Visual Effects

Jamie Anderson Director of Photography

Susan Arnold Casting

Pino Donaggio Original Music Composer

Vincent Prentice Makeup Effects

Visual Effects
Chris Walas Visual Effects

John Sayles Screenplay
John Sayles Story

Rob Bottin Makeup Effects

Hisako Tsukuba Co-Producer
Jeff Schechtman Executive Producer

Richard Robinson Story

Bill Mellin Art Direction
Kerry Mellin Art Direction
Jeff Ayers Set Decoration

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