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Piranha Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller, Keenan Wynn

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Written by John Sayles, PIRANHA is a Roger Corman production directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) in 1978.
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Piranhas genetically modified to live in salted or cold waters are accidentally thrown into an American river. A private detective searching for missing students tries to forewarn the army but she's jailed because a colonel made investments in a new summer resort that is just opening next to the river and doesn't want bad press. Meanwhile, the piranhas keep eating all those who have the misfortune to enjoy the water pleasures the river is offering to them.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   The hungry animal ate me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   swimming on    -   lifeboat    -   scuba under    -   river Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Unusual forms of death    -   eaten Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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