A scientist named Doctor
Leticia Baines (Darleen Carr) has done an
experiment on a school of pirahna's
making them virutally unstoppable and
even surviving in salt water thriving on
Two people named Paul Grogan (William
Katt) and Maggie McNamara (Alexandra
Paul) accidentally release these
pirahna's into a river while battling
They travel on a raft as Baines warns
them not to put their hand or anything
else in the water as these pirahna's
travel to the Lost River Lake where
Paul's daughter Susie (Mila Kunis) is
camping out and swimming so the three of
them must reach to her or anyone else
residing there before it's too late as
well as trying to close the dam before
these ferocuious creatures reach the
ocean and spawn.
There was a fairly decent nighttime
scene between a couple at the pool where the pirahna's are
giving it a good setting but it does look
Z-grade too at the same time.
There's a good fighting sequence with Dr. Leticia Baines by getting into a rage in a
laboratory against Paul Grogan andMaggie McNamara which looked
like a good struggle.
Good camera shots on people in the water
and the camera aiming at them as well as
piranha's attacking too.
A nice shot on a fisherman falling into the lake
from his boat and screaming frantically
while being attacked.
There's a great aggressive attitude
with Leticia on a raft towards Paul and Barbara with their
A good shot on Leticia lying on the
raft acting weak with her words after rescuing a child from piranha's as in that scene you wonder if she will make it back to her boat in time..
There's a nice scene between Laura towards Susie Grogan at
the camp trying to make her feel welcome
when she felt down.
A good shot on both Gina Green and Terry Wechsler in
a boat at night but their conversations
together was a little corny.
Good reactions on the children cast with
the piranha's attacking.
There's good shots on events with people
water skiing and doing other actitivities
as well as the pirahna's attacking as
More good shots on Paul swimming
underwater to try and put a stop to the
piranha's as it keeps you in suspense
wondering how long he will last under
Bottom line: Man oh man what a
terrible remake of the 1978 cult classic
flick made on a bad budget and very
little scares to it to top it all off.
It's not surprising it only went right to
cable TV and then to video. It's almost the exact same plot but with
a stale performance so making this film
was a waste of time but it had some good
familiar faces in the film so I won't
give the film the big bomb for that. Better off watching the original film as
this one tried to be represented as a Roger
Corman flick. Some of his films are
good but some of them are plain crap like
The acting is very
average but some pull it off well like William
Katt (Paul Grogan) as he shows good aggressions
and emotions to his part.
Alexandra Paul (Maggie McNamara) does well with her
tough as nails attitude in her part
showing a nice character to her part.
Monte Markham (J.R. Randolph) however, has such a
phony Texan accent as a scumbag
businessman but comes across nicely as a
Darleen Carr (Dr. Leticia Baines) shows a good bad ass
attitude to her part as a scientist in
the film and knew how to get into a rage
too. We spot some terrific blocking with her by swimming in the water towards
a child on a
boat and struggling from the pirahna's
with her striking and splashing in the
Former TV's Punky Brewster child star Soleil Moon Frye (Laura) does
a nice job as a caring camp counsellor in
the film and is believeable as a likeable
Kehli O'Byrne (Gina Green) does a good job by
playing a primadonna in the film as she
comes across as those types that you
don't want to deal with.
Billie Worley (Whitney) reacts well on the
phone with his answers about pirahna's
attacking in the lake not believing the
story at all.
takes off her top bikini in a boat and is
fully bare breasted before jumping into
Legs are chewn off
A woman's hand is chewn off
Lots of bite marks from piranha's
the music but there is nothing too
special but the typical classical and
synthesizer type action horror music but
we've heard it many times before with
Dr. Leticia Baines:
Razorteeth! They breed! There's no way to
Gina Green: I'm kind
of like a promotion. You have to earn me.
eating the guests, sir.
Paul Grogan: The
piranha are coming! You've got to believe