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Film / Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

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"We want fish! We want fish!"
The tourists

A 1981 sequel to Piranha directed by James Cameron in his feature debut, which is in his words "the finest flying piranha movie ever made" and starring Lance Henriksen.

A batch of experimental piranhas made by the army have escaped their containment and started attacking the tourists of a local Jamaican island.

Midway through the filming, the director (or at least the credited one) had a nightmare; the result of that nightmare was The Terminator. note 

If you're looking for the sequel to the first film's remake, see Piranha 3DD.

This film has the examples of:

  • Attack of the Town Festival: The hotel that Anne is working for is about to have an annual party on the beach. When she demands that it is cancelled until the water is safe again, she is fired on the spot. True to the trope, the fish attack the hapless partiers.
  • Continuity Nod: The events of the previous film are mentioned when Anne and Tyler study the pictures on Piranhas' victim.
  • Flying Seafood Special: The Piranha can fly now.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: One piranha that was hiding inside a body flies out and starts biting the throat of the nurse who had the misfortune of being near. It then flies through a window to freedom.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Mrs. Wilson, who very openly hits on a younger lifeguard.
  • Numbered Sequels: And an odd example of the number being written.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: Mal, the cook whom Jai and Loretta trick to get them some food has a stuttering problem.
  • Same Language Dub: Despite her British ethnicity, Carole Davis' voice is dubbed by another actress in the English language version, most likely to make her sound American.
  • Sex Signals Death: First people to die are a couple who dive into the wreckage of the piranhas' origin and try to have sex there.
  • Title Drop: The subtitle is dropped when Anne is asked to explain the spawning of the fish.
  • The Titling: Used for the subtitle.