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Killer Fish (1979)

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writer:

Michael Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Lasky
Karen Black ... Kate
Margaux Hemingway ... Gabrielle
Marisa Berenson ... Ann
James Franciscus ... Paul Diller
Roy Brocksmith ... Ollie
Dan Pastorini Dan Pastorini ... Hans
Frank Pesce ... Warren
Charles Guardino Charles Guardino ... Lloyd
Anthony Steffen ... Max
Fábio Sabag Fábio Sabag ... Quintin
Jorge Cherques Jorge Cherques ... Police Inspector
Chico Arago Chico Arago ... Ben
Gary Collins ... Tom
Sônia Oiticica Sônia Oiticica ... Nurse
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Storyline

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

English | Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Treasure of the Piranha See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After one crew member is attacked by the piranha, a second jumps in and is attacked before making it back to the boat. In closeup, blood is in the water. In shots over the transom he is splashing in clear water. See more »

Quotes

Kate Neville: Have you ever broken it before?
Hans: Probably.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC for an 'A' (PG) certificate with heavy edits to the killing of Ollie by the piranhas. The 1986 Channel 5 was uncut and the certificate raised to a '15'. See more »

Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WINNER TAKES ALL
Written by Barry Leng, Simon May, Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Amii Stewart
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User Reviews

Fun
25 June 2001 | by wil3172See all my reviews

I had a lot of fun with this movie, which is not the same thing as having a lot of fun at it. There was something cozy about its simple plot and its even simpler faith in tried and true conventions. It could be accused of many things, including laughable dialogue, hysterical performances and insane camera angles, but it could not be accused of dishonesty.


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