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« on: October 10, 2017, 09:48:08 AM »

Do not be fooled! This is not the 1978 movie about carnivorous fish!

In this movie, a wildlife photographer (Terry Greene) and her brother (Art Greene) venture into the Amazon on a photography expedition (she got a grant to finance it). Art has no relevant skills, so seems to be just tagging along, drinking, and seducing Venezuelan women on the way. They hired Jim Pendrake to be their local guide, and he seems to know what he's doing.

Along the way, they meet infamous local hunter, Caribe (which is apparently Spanish for "piranha"). Caribe offers to show them a local diamond mine, which gets Art's attention, and Terry agrees to go along to take pictures. Caribe starts showing more interest in Terry.

They all proceed to a small native village deeper in the Amazon where Caribe has a private lodge. It's here that the vibes start to get really bad, and Art decides they should get out of there. Too late, though. Terry gets attacked, and when Art seeks revenge, Caribe kills him. Jim tries to escape with Terry, but Caribe has disabled the jeep that brought them.

The end was predictable enough, but it requires more context for it to make sense, so I'll force you to watch the movie if you want to find out.

I'd say this probably rates two slimes. Lookingup  Lookingup
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 02:00:36 PM »

Saw this a year or two ago, but I forgot the ending.  Bluesad

Too dull to rate two slimes in my book. There was a nice-but-corny romance segment done without words against a song. Could've been a complete short by itself; had nothing to do with the rest of the movie; don't know why it was there.

Looked like they really killed a deer and a snake to film a couple of scenes. I remember the snake writhing around for awhile on camera.  Buggedout
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:09:56 PM »

Too dull to rate two slimes in my book. There was a nice-but-corny romance segment done without words against a song. Could've been a complete short by itself; had nothing to do with the rest of the movie; don't know why it was there.

I will agree that I am being generous by giving it two slimes. The pacing really is crap.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 06:09:33 PM »

I have this in a 50-movie pack under the title, "Piranha, Piranha." (Double the fun?)
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 08:04:07 PM »

Are you saying that the title is irrelevant to the story? I will try to watch it, if I have a free time.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 07:29:45 AM »

Are you saying that the title is irrelevant to the story? I will try to watch it, if I have a free time.
I believe it's a symbolic title, since it's in South America and a character turns out to be a predator. Or something like that.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 02:59:54 PM »

Are you saying that the title is irrelevant to the story?

The villain's name is Spanish for "piranha", and you at least see a couple of piranha in the fillm, but otherwise... yeah.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »

Found the trailer.

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