While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and one of the locals, town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory doing genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When they are accidentally released from the compound, the deadly school of eating machines head downstream and eat 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 Balaski (The Howling), Dick Miller (A Bucket Of Blood), Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul) and Richard Deacon (The Dick Van Dyke Show).
New Anamorphic Widescreen Version (1.78:1), Audio Commentary with Director Joe Dante and Producer Jon Davison, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, “The Making of Piranha” Featurette with New Interviews from Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski and Many More, Bloopers and Outtakes, Piranha Trailer with Commentary by Producer Jon Davidson – Courtesy of Trailers from Hell (www.trailersfromhell.com), Stills Gallery with Photos and Posters from Around the World, Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery Featuring Photos from Phil Tippett’s Personal Collection, Additional Scenes from the Network Television Version, Radio and TV Spots, New World Trailers