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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)




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Flying and swimming mutant piranhas terrorize a tourist club, and a diving instructor and a biochemist team up to destroy them.

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Tricia O'Neil
as Anne Kimbrough
Steve Marachuk
as Tyler Sherman
Ricky G. Paul
as Chris Kimbrough
Leslie Graves
as Allison Dumont
Tracy Berg
as Beverly
Anne Pollack
as Mrs. Wilson
Lee Krug
as Ron the Lifeguard
Ward White
as Dumont
Paul Issa
as Waither
Myra Weisler
as Randy's Wife
Johnny Ralston
as Randy's Son
Jim Pair
as Robert Haywood
Tracey Berg
as Beverly
Lance Henriksen
as Police Chief Steve Kimbrough
Ricky Paull Goldin
as Chris Kimbrough
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Critic Reviews for Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

For curious completists only.

December 11, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Idiotic premise has US government genetic engineering experiments creating a deadly form of grunions (hinted at being used in the Vietnam war).

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

A copy rather than a sequel, this has none of the intelligence, wit or tempo that graced the first swarm of hungry fish.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The fish in this flick can not only bite but can also fly -- a twist that isn't terrifying as much as it's laughable.

June 6, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Despite the unintentional humor of ultimate-organism-breeding biochemistry leading to a frenzied, beachside bloodbath, the shoddy construction of the film is unforgivable.

September 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

The story is limited to being a boring recital of clichés. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

First of all, the title is misleading, since we only see the Piranha's for about 20 minutes in the entire film, and that is not even the worst part. The acting is atrocious, the writing is absolutely dreadful, and the story is pretty much the same thing, with a failed attempt at a climactic conclusion. "Piranha Part 2" is not only a poor film for what it is trying to be, but is comes off as one of the worst films I have ever seen. Sure the piranha's may have been improved a bit visually, but when you don't see them, and the film is this poorly scripted, and not to mention how bad the framing and cinematography is. This is one of the most poorly structured pieces of shit I have ever seen!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


It's funny that even through Cameron only directed for 2 weeks, you can definitely see his fingers prints on several scenes and specifically the script. The script for this movie isn't half bad, it's just executed poorly. Overall I have to say it is the best flying piranha horror comedy out there.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Gee Mr Cameron this film totally sucks ass!! totally hated every minute of this to be honest, its not scary, its not thrilling and its not interesting in the slightest, merely a cheap poor 'Jaws' rip off and unneeded sequel to a reasonable original 'Jaws' rip off hehe The only thing I can say is the makeup on the eaten victims is pretty good in places and of course Lance does his best to elevate the crapola plot from whatever the hell was suppose to be going on (beats me).

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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