Piranha (1978)

Bio-Engineered Piranhas

Alternate Titles


Joe Dante

Richard Robinson
John Sayles


“When the military accidentally release a new species of Bio-Engineered Piranhas into a nearby river, the local holiday resort downriver becomes an all-you-can-eat buffet for the ravenous fish. Will an insurance investigator and her drunken guide be able to save the vacationers from this new batch of perilous Piranha!”


  • Bradford Dillman – Paul Grogan
  • Heather Menzies-Urich – Maggie McKeown
  • Kevin McCarthy – Dr Robert Hoak
  • Keenan Wynn – Jack
  • Dick Miller – Buck Gardner
  • Barbara Steele – Dr Mengers
  • Belinda Balaski – Betsy
  • Melody Thomas Scott – Laura Dickinson
  • Bruce Gordon – Colonel Waxman

Creature Connections

  • Alligator – John Sayles
  • Bug – Bradford Dillman
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes – Bradford Dillman
  • Ghoulies Go to College – Kevin McCarthy
  • Gremlins – Joe Dante, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch – Joe Dante, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski
  • Kingdom of the Spiders – Richard Robinson
  • Locusts – Belinda Balaski
  • Lords of the Deep – Bradford Dillman
  • Moon of the Wolf – Bradford Dillman
  • Orca – Keenan Wynn
  • Piranha ’95 – Richard Robinson, John Sayles
  • Sleepwalkers – Joe Dante
  • Sssssss – Heather Menzies-Urich
  • The Food of the Gods – Belinda Balaski
  • The Howling – Joe Dante, John Sayles, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski
  • White Dog – Dick Miller





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