History Film / Piranha

2nd Jun '17 9:46:45 PM marcoasalazarm
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* OperationBlank: "Operation Razorteeth", the government project to genetically engineer piranha capable of living anywhere (even oceans) to use as a riverine denial weapon in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Dr. Hoak reminisces the experimentation days by telling the heroes that the projects spared absolutely no expense on the project... and as usual, when the project became unnecessary, they arrived and did clean-up work without bothering to see if it was actually thorough.

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* OperationBlank: "Operation Razorteeth", the government project to genetically engineer piranha capable of living anywhere (even oceans) to use as a riverine denial weapon in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Dr. Hoak reminisces the experimentation days by telling the heroes that the projects government spared absolutely no expense on the project... and as usual, when the project became unnecessary, they arrived and did clean-up work without bothering to see if it was actually thorough.
2nd Jun '17 9:46:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* OperationBlank: "Operation Razorteeth", the government project to genetically engineer piranha capable of living anywhere (even oceans) to use as a riverine denial weapon in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Dr. Hoak reminisces the experimentation days by telling the heroes that the projects spared absolutely no expense on the project.

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* OperationBlank: "Operation Razorteeth", the government project to genetically engineer piranha capable of living anywhere (even oceans) to use as a riverine denial weapon in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Dr. Hoak reminisces the experimentation days by telling the heroes that the projects spared absolutely no expense on the project.project... and as usual, when the project became unnecessary, they arrived and did clean-up work without bothering to see if it was actually thorough.
2nd Jun '17 9:43:29 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Movie: Overall, the film carries its designation on its sleeve proudly. As well, ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'' from 1957 appears on a scene.

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* Movie: BMovie: Overall, the film carries its designation on its sleeve proudly. As well, ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'' from 1957 appears on a scene.
2nd Jun '17 9:43:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* BMovie

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%%* BMovie* Movie: Overall, the film carries its designation on its sleeve proudly. As well, ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'' from 1957 appears on a scene.



* DeadpanSnarker: Paul.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Paul. He has no problem pretending to be proud to be the town drunk, among other things.



%%* DrowningMySorrows

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%%* DrowningMySorrows* DrowningMySorrows: Jack is an alcoholic and this has completely destroyed his marriage, which drove him to drink more.



* OperationBlank: "Operation Razorteeth", the government project to genetically engineer piranha capable of living anywhere (even oceans) to use as a riverine denial weapon in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Dr. Hoak reminisces the experimentation days by telling the heroes that the projects spared absolutely no expense on the project.



* SuitWithVestedInterests: The General in charge of the military detachment that gets sent to deal with the piranha happens to be a major investor of the swim resort that is about to open, and because of this one of the biggest reasons he wishes to keep the situation quiet (even if this may get people killed) is to prevent tourists from being spooked away from the grand opening. [[spoiler:He gets his JustDesserts when the piranha attack the resort's opening and the ship he's in gets overloaded with panicking tourists, tossing him into the water and eaten.]]



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%%* WhatTheHellHero
* WhatTheHellHero: Dr. Hoak has very little problem reminding Jack and Maggie that ''they'' were the ones that drained the tank where the piranha lived, releasing them into the river.
2nd Jun '17 9:24:41 PM SithPanda16
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* FollowTheLeader: Was quickly followed by ''Killerfish'' and ''Barracuda''. The latter even ripped off the government conspiracy plot!
27th May '17 12:15:53 PM nombretomado
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Two teens break into an abandoned facility to engage in a spot of skinnydipping in the reservior, and are promptly pulled under and torn to shreds. The next day, insurance investigator Maggie [=McKeown=] (Heather Menzies) is dispatched to find them. Teaming up with local hillbilly Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman), the two enter the facility themselves and inadvertently drain the critters engineered by resident mad scientist Dr. Robert Hoak (Kevin [=McCarthy=]) as part of the now-defunct operation Razorteeth ([[VietnamWar in which they would be unleashed into the riverways of North Vietnam]]) into the river; wherein they make themselves en route to a nearby summer camp where Grogan's daughter is staying, and ultimately the ocean...

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Two teens break into an abandoned facility to engage in a spot of skinnydipping in the reservior, and are promptly pulled under and torn to shreds. The next day, insurance investigator Maggie [=McKeown=] (Heather Menzies) is dispatched to find them. Teaming up with local hillbilly Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman), the two enter the facility themselves and inadvertently drain the critters engineered by resident mad scientist Dr. Robert Hoak (Kevin [=McCarthy=]) as part of the now-defunct operation Razorteeth ([[VietnamWar ([[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in which they would be unleashed into the riverways of North Vietnam]]) into the river; wherein they make themselves en route to a nearby summer camp where Grogan's daughter is staying, and ultimately the ocean...



* TheVietnamWar: Operation Razorteeth was given carte blanche by the government to work on a biological weapon for riverine area denial. Once the war ended, the government simply shut everything down and poisoned the water... and didn't bothered to check if anything survived.
4th Mar '17 1:26:49 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HellIsThatNoise:

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* HellIsThatNoise: The piranhas make a noise similar to chatter or buzz-saws on most of the scenes they are in... which are them eating people.
4th Mar '17 1:25:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SmugSnake: The female scientist constantly assumes that the piranha are incapable of solving problems or surviving the traps the military places for them, and her assurance that all the piranha are dead at the end [[spoiler:([[TheEndOrIsIt yeah, right)]] is delivered with a very smug little smile.

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* SmugSnake: The female scientist constantly assumes that the piranha are incapable of solving problems or surviving the traps the military places for them, and her assurance that all the piranha are dead at the end [[spoiler:([[TheEndOrIsIt yeah, right)]] right]])]] is delivered with a very smug little smile.
4th Mar '17 1:25:00 PM marcoasalazarm
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* InfantImmortality: Averted.

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* HellIsThatNoise:
* InfantImmortality: Averted. The piranha attack a children's summer camp right when it's making a swimming competition and the resort attacked afterwards has various kids. Very few escape unscathed.



* SmugSnake: The female scientist constantly assumes that the piranha are incapable of solving problems or surviving the traps the military places for them, and her assurance that all the piranha are dead at the end [[spoiler:([[TheEndOrIsIt yeah, right)]] is delivered with a very smug little smile.



* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: Both the original movie and TV remake end with Paul polluting the river and seemingly killing off all of the piranha, only for the last scene in both movies to imply that the piranha's have survived and made it to the ocean.]]

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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: Both the original movie and TV remake end with Paul polluting the river and seemingly killing off all of the piranha, only for the last scene in both movies to imply that the piranha's piranhas have survived and made it to the ocean.]]
4th Mar '17 1:18:56 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever

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%%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: Biologically-modified piranha.



%%* CassandraTruth

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%%* CassandraTruth* CassandraTruth: Partially because the government covers it up until the last possible second, and partially because it is hard to believe that an American river is full of ''genetically modified piranha'', the heroes are believed to be insane or drunk (and put in jail for a short while).



%%* DartboardOfHate

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%%* DartboardOfHate* DartboardOfHate: Of the leader of the children's camp.



%%* DistractedByTheSexy

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%%* DistractedByTheSexy* DistractedByTheSexy: Maggie distracts a soldier so Paul can knock him out by flashing her breasts at him. The soldier looks to be ''very'' pleased by that... for a couple of seconds, at least.



%%* FlyingSeaFoodSpecial

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%%* FlyingSeaFoodSpecial* FlyingSeaFoodSpecial: The second film has ''flying piranha''.



%%* {{Gorn}}

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%%* {{Gorn}}* {{Gorn}}: Lots of blood and bite marks everywhere (even on children).



%%* HazardousWater

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%%* HazardousWater* HazardousWater: Being full of piranha sure makes it that.


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* TheVietnamWar: Operation Razorteeth was given carte blanche by the government to work on a biological weapon for riverine area denial. Once the war ended, the government simply shut everything down and poisoned the water... and didn't bothered to check if anything survived.
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