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Joe Dante

Starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Dick Miller and Barbara Steele, "Piranha" (also known as "Pirana") is a Horror/Comedy film directed by Joe Dante, and written by John Sayles (screenplay), released on August 03 of 1978 in the USA.

They're here...Hungry for flesh! Who can stop them?

Who is the director of "Piranha":

Piranha was directed by Joe Dante, an American director, actor, producer, and writer.

Before Piranha, Joe Dante had directed Hollywood Boulevard, released in 1976. Since, he directed Rock 'n' Roll High School, released in 1979, The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), and Innerspace (1987).

When was "Piranha" released:

Piranha was first released on Thursday, August 03, 1978, in the United States.. This was forty-one (41) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, November 15, 1978 in France and on Thursday, October 26, 1978 in Germany.

What is the cast of "Piranha":

At the casting of Piranha we find Bradford Dillman, previously seen in The Swarm (1978) and The Amsterdam Kill (1977); Heather Menzies (SSSSSSS (1973), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)); Kevin McCarthy (Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976), Alien Thunder (1974)) [ more... ]

  • Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski, Paul Bartel and Shawn Nelson also appeared together in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990.
  • Shawn Nelson and Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller can all be seen in Innerspace, released in 1987.
  • Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller and Belinda Balaski can all be seen in The Howling, released in 1981.
  • Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski and Paul Bartel also worked together in Cannonball!, released in 1976.
  • Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski and Paul Bartel also appeared in Amazon Women on the Moon, released in 1987.
  • Belinda Balaski and Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller also appeared together in Matinee, released in 1993.

What is the Storyline of "Piranha":

Two teenagers come upon an apparently abandoned military installation. They take advantage of what appears to be a swimming pool to skinny dip. The teenagers are attacked by an unseen force and disappear under the water. A light activates in the main building and a silhouetted figure investigates the screams, but is too late to help.

A determined but somewhat absent-minded insurance investigator named Maggie McKeown is dispatched to find the missing teenagers near Lost River Lake. She hires surly [...]

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