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Title: Piranha
Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Richard Robinson
John Sayles
Produced by: Roger Corman
Jon Davison
Chako van Leeuwen
Jeff Schectman
Music by: Pino Donaggio
Cinematography: Jamie Anderson
Edited by: Joe Dante
Mark Goldblatt
Distributed by: New World Pictures
United Artists
Released: August 3rd, 1978
Rating: R
Running time: 94 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $660,000 (estimated)
Next: Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

Piranha was a 1978 comedy/horror film directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling). The film was intended as a spoof on the 1975 Steven Spielberg blockbuster hit Jaws. The film was released theatrically in the United States on August 3rd, 1978. Piranha is succeeded by a 1981 sequel, Piranha II: The Spawning as well as a 1995 made-for-television remake. A second remake, filmed in 3-D, was released theatrically in 2010.

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  • The tagline for this film is, "They're here...Hungry for flesh! Who can stop them?"
  • Actor Barry Brown, who plays a trooper in this film, committed suicide with a handgun in Silver Lake, California two months after principal shooting was completed.
  • When Maggie McKeown is first introduced, she is seen playing a Jaws video game.

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