From the man who introduced us to Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese... Shout! Factory is proud to present new collector's editions of Roger Corman's most loved productions. Joe Dante's cult classic PIRANHA is back in a new collector's edition with new special features! While Searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and local town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When the deadly eating machines are accidently released from the compound, they're soon headed downstream and consuming everything and anything in their path. Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river... Piranha features a stellar group of talent in front of as well as behind the camera. The top-notch cast of cult stars includes Kevin McCarthy (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers), Barbara Steele (Black Sunday), Belinda Bataski (The Howling), Dick Miller (A Bucket Of Blood) and Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000). Piranha is director Joe Dante's second film. He would go on to direct Gremlins and Small Soldiers. PProducer Jon Davison went on to produce the blockbusters Robocop and Starship Troopers. The film also features a thrilling soundtrack by Pino Donaggio (Dressed To Kill, Carrie and Dante's The Howling).

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Piranha (1978)

R

Horror/Comedy/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 34m · 8/3/1978

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From the man who introduced us to Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese... Shout! Factory is proud to present new collector's editions of Roger Corman's most loved productions. Joe Dante's cult classic PIRANHA is back in a new collector's edition with new special features! While Searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and local town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When the deadly eating machines are accidently released from the compound, they're soon headed downstream and consuming everything and anything in their path. Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river... Piranha features a stellar group of talent in front of as well as behind the camera. The top-notch cast of cult stars includes Kevin McCarthy (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers), Barbara Steele (Black Sunday), Belinda Bataski (The Howling), Dick Miller (A Bucket Of Blood) and Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000). Piranha is director Joe Dante's second film. He would go on to direct Gremlins and Small Soldiers. PProducer Jon Davison went on to produce the blockbusters Robocop and Starship Troopers. The film also features a thrilling soundtrack by Pino Donaggio (Dressed To Kill, Carrie and Dante's The Howling).

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

Netherlands, United States

Production Companies

New World Pictures, Piranha Productions

Budget

$600,000

Revenue

$16,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Guich Koock

TV Pitchman
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Virginia Dunnam

Girl
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Hill Farnsworth

Water-skier
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Bruce Paul Barbour

Man in Boat (as Bruce Barbour)
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Robyn Ray

Screaming Woman
Person Photo

Mike Sullivan

Dam Guard
Person Photo

Jack Cardwell

Brandy
Person Photo

Sally Bondi

Swimming Deb (uncredited)
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Eric Braeden

Dr. Robert Hoak (swimming double) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joe Dante

Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited)
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Amy Holden Jones

Hertz Clerk (uncredited)
Person Photo

Andrew G. La Marca

Scuba Diver #1 (uncredited)
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John Sayles

Army Sentry (uncredited)
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Bradford Dillman

Paul Grogan
Person Photo

Bill Smillie

Jailer
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Robert Vinson

Soldier
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Eric Henshaw

Father in Canoe
Person Photo

Phil Tippett

Scuba Diver #3 (victim) (uncredited)
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Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Robert Hoak
Person Photo

Keenan Wynn

Jack
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Dick Miller

Buck Gardner
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Barbara Steele

Dr. Mengers
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Belinda Balaski

Betsy
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Melody Thomas Scott

Laura Dickinson (as Melody Thomas)
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Bruce Gordon

Colonel Waxman
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Barry Brown

Trooper
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Paul Bartel

Mr. Dumont
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Shannon Collins

Suzie Grogan
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Shawn Nelson

Whitney
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Richard Deacon

Earl Lyon
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Janie Squire

Barbara Randolph
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Heather Menzies

Maggie McKeown
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Roger Richman

David
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Jack Pauleson

Boy in Canoe
Crew
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Joe Dante

Director
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Richard Robinson

Writer
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John Sayles

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Piranha

(DVD)

10/26/1999

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Piranha

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

8/3/2010

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Piranha

(Blu-ray, SteelBook)

6/11/2019

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Piranha

(DVD)

8/3/2010

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Piranha

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/1/2022

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